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Format: CD - Digipack 4 pages
Release date: 20.03.2011

The long-awaited debut album, Tidewaters, introduces a band who in their 11 years of playing together have welded into a tight group relying strongly on interactive improvisation. The trio, led by Jussi Fredriksson, recorded their debut album in just one day in autumn 2006. Although the trio is made up of a younger generation of jazz musicians, they honor tradition in their reliance on long-term co-operation as a group. The debut album’s atmosphere ranges from energetic explosions of sound to more meditative sound-scapes. Thanks to the intensity of the recording session, there is a strong live feel to the album. “We recorded the album five years ago. It showcases a particular point in our creative development. In fact, Tidewaters is the only means of hearing the songs in their original form as our music has evolved so much through our numerous performances,” Fredriksson says. The trio’s sound is a fusion of American and European jazz traditions. Fredriksson’s music is influenced by such musicians as pianist Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett, as well as the Nordic sounds of Swedish musicians Bobo Stenson and Esbjörn Svensson. In addition to Jussi Fredriksson, the other top musicians performing on the album are bass player Ville Herrala, drummer Ville Pynssi and saxophonist Jussi Kannaste (featuring).

Jussi Fredriksson - Tidewaters

    1 Tidewaters 6:24
    2 Bingo 6:02
    3 Ylletröja 8:24
    4 Confusion 7:23
    5 Häräytys 6:20
    6 The Old Country 7:16

    Jussi Fredriksson - piano
    Ville Herrala - bass
    Ville Pynssi - drums
    Jussi Kannaste - saxophone (featuring)
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