What is the sound of a city? On „Helsinki Soundpost“ we can see and hear Helsinki through the eyes and ears of local trumpet player Martti Vesala. Song by song and bar by bar he pieces together a very personal jazz photo album that makes you want to get on a plane to see and hear Helsinki yourself.
„Nordic Balm“ is the third studio album Norwegian saxophonist Karl Seglem recorded with his young Acoustic Quartet. It is exemplary for what it means when people talk about „magic“ in Jazz: discipline and freedom, trust and risk, feeling and energy. Plus: a lot of fun. Nine superb compositions celebrating the art of musical interaction.
On his new album, „Something Smooth“, Pete Alderton continues to tell the story of his life through masterly crafted songs. Once again the singer, guitarist and songwriter proves that he is one of the best and most versatile Blues artists of his generation.
Having played an important part in the Norway jazz scene over the last 15 years, the Eivind Austad Trio now enters the international stage with their debut album “Moving”. Eivind Austad is influenced by Gospel and R’n’B, his lyrical and narrative style reminds one of the likes of Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans.