photo: Maarit Kytöharju
Is this what futuristic alternative jazz would have sounded like in the fifties if played in Kino Tapioa’s brand new theatre? The band itself describes its music as “retrofuturistic”. Innkvisitio, led by Mikko Innanen, is the most adventurous and experimental undertaking of these top musicians to date. The Helsinki-based group has to this day released two albums and toured the Nordic, European and North American festival circuit. On top of this Innanen received the Yrjö-award in 2008 and the Nordic Council Music Price in 2011.
“Mikko Innanen & Innkvisition proved to be one of the more dazzling young bands around.” – Josef Woodard (DownBeat 2/2009).
Mikko Innanen, saxophones, compositions
Pauli Lyytinen, saxophones
Seppo Kantonen, synthesizers
Joonas Riippa, drums
Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio and Big Blue at Kino Tapiola, 26.4. 8:00 p.m.