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Alder Ego - II (White vinyl)
Vinyl LP
Out 26th October 2018

Alder Ego

II (White vinyl)

We Jazz

Expected: 26th October 2018 | 7 track avant garde jazz album

Helsinki-based drummer Joonas Leppänen introduces Alder Ego, his quartet formation bringing together four major talents from the buzzing Finnish jazz scene. Here, Leppänen is joined by trumpeter Tomi Nikku (of Bowman Trio), saxophonist Jarno Tikka and bassist Teemu Åkerblom.

Together they create forward thinking jazz music of the now: melodic, flowing, and full of surprises. The music moves forward naturally, carrying with it multiple levels of discovery. Leppänen's musical vision has cubist undertones, and the Alder Ego tracks takes unexpected turns yet maintain their melodic clarity at all times. Each member brings forth his soloistic prowess, with the frontline of Tikka and Nikku on sax and trumpet, respectively, shining through. That being said, this is small group jazz at its best: lean yet multilayered, melodic yet challenging, and ultimately based on teamwork with very rewarding results indeed.

"Sounding great."
Found Sounds, DJ Magazine
"Great music from Alder Ego."
Tony Minvielle, Jazz FM / Foldedspace
"Niiiiiiiiiice - Liking this big"
Jon More, Coldcut / Soho Radio / Ninja Tune
"Classy +Jazzy!"
Alex Ruder, KEXP
"Truly sublime."
DJ Rahdu,