Alexi Tuomarila: Noaidi




Alexi Tuomarila (piano)


02 (Finlandia)

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Alexi Tuomarila (piano),

Nicolas Kummert (tenor sax), Christophe Devisscher (bass), Teun Verbruggen (drums)


Composed by Alexi Tuomarila


Recorded: Pernes-les–Fontaines, France, July 24-27, 2002


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

Tuomarila is a young pianist from Finland who studied in Belgium and currently lives in Paris. He recorded this tune with a tight Belgian group that has fully embraced his vision of jazz. A vision that could be best defined as a post-Coltrane conception of the quartet, with a very organic basis. The global sound is thick and heavy, and each instrument contributes to it rather than focusing on solo feats. Rhythm is also a key element, and the structure is never formal. This announces some very promising talents.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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