New Jazz from Finland │ Jukka Eskola Soul Trio (FIN)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Jukka Eskola - trumpet, fluegelhorn
  • Mikko Helevä - organ

Trumpeter Jukka Eskola is one of the most prominent players of the Finnish jazz scene. After over a decade of adventures in different spaces of jazz – from the dance floor burn of The Five Corners Quintet to the raw expressive modes of Mikko Innanen's small big band, Jimi Tenor's cosmic jazz and his own prime CTI styled solo recordings – Eskola takes things back to bare basics. Eskola’s new Soul Trio’s debut album came out in May 2017.

Soul Trio's music is a true delight for the lovers of mid to late 1960's American soul jazz from labels like Blue Note and Prestige. At parts the approach is even less sophisticated as on For Anne Lee, where the group proceeds to lay down some of the rowdiest bar room hard bop. Creating an extra air of hipness, the package is completed with European Clarke-Boland'ish touches that hint at reinvention more than simple emulations. All the right ingredients for a grade A contemporary jazz music are there: virtuoso players, who know the heritage as well as how to play around it, and who know how to work as an entity. 

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