Finnish sax man Mikko Innanen introduces his massive ensemble Mikko Innanen 10+ on this Grotto X We Jazz release featuring four tracks composed by Innanen and recorded live at the Moers Festival in Germany in May 2015. The new EP shows 10+ displaying both raw power and remarkable finesse. Innanen’s way of using the large ensemble and it’s able bodied soloists displays great vision and his ability as composer and arranger. The lineup is strictly A-list Finnish jazzers from trumpet man Verneri Pohjola to pianist Seppo Kantonen and drummer Mika Kallio, to name but a few.
released November 25, 2016
Mikko Innanen, alto and baritone saxophones / Jukka Eskola, trumpet / Verneri Pohjola, trumpet / Jussi Kannaste, tenor saxophone / Pauli Lyytinen, tenor & soprano saxophones / Jari Hongisto, trombone / Juho Viljanen, bass trombone / Seppo Kantonen, piano / Ville Herrala, bass / Eero Tikkanen, bass / Joonas Riippa, drums / Mika Kallio, drums
Composed & arranged by Mikko Innanen
Recorded live at Moers Festival in Germany on 24 May 2015