JOSHUA REDMAN TRIO
Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. He’s a thoughtful, forward-thinking jazz artist whose robust improvisational style balances a love of the bop tradition with an ear for advanced harmony and playful exploration. Redman’s big break came after winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Saxophone Competition in 1991. A Grammy nomination followed for his self-titled debut album, and he topped the Billboard Jazz chart with his sophomore album Wish, featuring guitarist Pat Metheny. Since then, he has remained a vital performer, releasing a bevy of well-regarded albums and collaborating on projects with contemporaries like Brad Mehldau, Yo-Yo Ma, the Bad Plus, and others.
Joshua Redman, tenor saxophone
Reuben Rogers, bass
Gregory Hutchinson, drums
VALTTERI LAURELL NONET FEAT. ANTTI SARPILA
Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen is a Finnish composer, arranger, musician and producer. One of the leading young jazz artists of the vibrant Helsinki jazz scene, he is the leader of the jazz sextet Dalindèo and the new 17-member all-star outfit Ricky-Tick Big Band. This nonet features Antti Sarpila on clarinet. Sarpila has been one of the most important actors in preserving the traditional jazz in Finland for over a quarter century.
Pöyhönen’s composition “Tigers are better looking” is based on Jean Rhys writings and her most famous novel “Wide Sargasso Sea”. Musical inspiration for Pöyhönen comes from his old favorites by Krzysztof Komeda and Charles Mingus.
Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen, guitar, compositions
Antti Sarpila, clarinet
Jukka Eskola, trumpet, fluegelhorn
Pope Puolitaival, alto saxophone, flute
Jussi Kannaste, tenor saxophone
Antti Rissanen, trombone
Ville Vannemaa, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Jori Huhtala, double bass
Jaska Lukkarinen, drums