JUSSI REIJONEN QUINTET un album preview show
Jussi Reijonen – fretless/fretted guitar, oud
Utar Artun – piano
Bruno Råberg – acoustic bass
Tareq Rantisi – percussion
Sergio Martinez – percussion
Sounds. Spaces. Shades. Scents.
Bringing together five seasoned musicians from Finland, Turkey, Sweden, Palestine and Spain, the JUSSI REIJONEN QUINTET traverses the boundaries between musical cultures, paying tribute to the traditions of American and Scandinavian jazz and the folk musics of the Middle East and Africa in its search for new sounds and textures.
Reijonen’s original music draws from a wide pool of influences and experiences gathered growing up in five different countries on three different continents; in both his original compositions and his playing, the open spaces and silences of Scandinavia effortlessly rub shoulders with the maqamat of the Arab world and the rhythmic richness of India and West Africa, creating a truly enchanting musical mosaic.
The Quintet's performance at the Lilypad will preview material from Jussi Reijonen's debut album un, due out February 26, 2013.