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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    "Dizzy" vinyl LP. Comes with a glorious 8-page booklet documenting Perko's time with the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, rare archival material, plus liner notes. LP includes 6 tracks and the digital download features 4 bonus tracks in addition.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dizzy via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around May 26, 2017

      €24 EUR

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    "Dizzy" CD. Comes with a glorious 24-page booklet documenting Perko's time with the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, rare archival material, plus liner notes. Includes 10 tracks.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dizzy via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day

      €18 EUR

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      €9 EUR  or more

     

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about

Alto sax man Jukka Perko, one of Finland's leading jazz artists, presents a new project Tritone, where he joins forces with the dynamic rhythm section of Antti Lötjönen and Teppo "Teddy Rok" Mäkynen (who have appeared together in projects such as Teddy's West Coasters, The Five Corners Quintet, Timo Lassy Band, Verneri Pohjola Quartet, etc.). Perko, once a member of the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, has put together a set of tunes made famous by Dizzy for the re-evaluation by the highly talented trio. The time is right now: Dizzy's 100th anniversary, 30 years since the alto sax player, back then a teenage sensation, shared the stages with the likes of Sam Rivers, Jerry Dodgion, Jon Faddis, and of course Dizzy himself.

The results are stunning. On "Dizzy", Jukka Perko Tritone showcases what small group jazz sounds like at its best. The group breathes the music naturally, taking cues from each other to expand the compositions onto a new level, their own personal music. The tracks brim with innovation and the sheer joy of playing.

As Perko himself put it: "It's not about what Dizzy's music means to us, but rather what we can bring to it. We're adding our own piece onto the mosaic which makes up modern jazz."

The release comes as both vinyl LP and CD versions, complete with a booklet including liner notes documenting Perko's time in the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, and rare archival material from press clips to tour schedules. The vinyl includes 6 tracks with a free digital download for 4 bonus tracks. The CD and digital versions include 10 tracks.

credits

released April 28, 2017

Jukka Perko, alto sax / Antti Lötjönen, bass / Teppo Mäkynen, drums
Music arranged by Jukka Perko Tritone
Choir vocals on "Cubano Be, Cubano Bop" by KYN / KVL
Recorded by Risto Hemmi at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki on 11-12 Oct 2016
Mixed by Teppo Mäkynen & Risto Hemmi at Finnvox Studios
Mastered by Pauli Saastamoinen at Finnvox Studios
Additional vinyl mastering by Jukka Sarapää at Timmion Cutting Lab
Produced by Teppo Mäkynen
Design & liner notes by Matti Nives

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