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.
On Empathie, her newest EP released in February 2012, Gabriela Martina creates a sacred space with her finely crafted compositions. Listeners are pulled directly into the center of unique arrangements, where they are beckoned to take the time and space to explore their own creativity and imagination. At times, her lyrics invoke a sense of calm, while at others they incite feelings of freedom and open abandon. The upbeat “Narcissus” is a testimony of obsession, inner struggle and a search for one’s own identity.