- raoul björkenheim ecstasy: out of the blue
(2015, cd, usa, cuneiform)
Next to Raoul Björenheim (on the guitar), the band features Markku Ounaskari (on drums), Jori Huhtala (on bass) and Pauli Lyytinen (on inimitable saxophone). You guessed right. They're Finnish.
And what's more important, they sound superb.
Raoul Björkenheim adds:
"An all-star session can be good too, but the thing I'm missing nowadays in jazz is really good bands playing together tightly, turning on a dime together, and especially improvising together.'
He's absolutely right. And he shows how it should be done on "Out Of The Blue".
Out on Cuneiform.
Available from Mandaï.