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COMMUNITY JAZZ

Jukka Gustavson

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.00 | 1 ratings

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Mortte
4 stars Unlike the album name, this is not a comparison with Jukka´s jazz albums "Moments" or "Between Fire & Ice" at least fully. There are many jazz songs, but also songs from the variety of style, also in jazz-songs there are same kind of fusion elements as in Jukka´s other solo albums. The nearest of earlier albums to this is "Toden Toistoa" although Jukka is playing hammond much more than that album and also two earlier albums. The production of this album is very great, I really like those very organic sounds. There are two orchestras playing with Jukka: Organ Fusion Band and Björkheim-Gustavson Quarted, but you don´t really notice at all when the orchestra changes. Jukka is singing only in English this album

One of the highlights in this album is starter "Cohesion Promotion". It´s one of those Jukka´s bright, cheerful and very flowing instrumentals he´s made also before. "Human Rights" reminds "Walkin`& Talkin`" from "Between Fire & Ice" but it works much better with much more organic sounds. Also it has very beautiful guitar solo from Björkenheim. Jukka is singing about human rights but also the rights of the animals. "Every Child Needs Love" is a Stevie Wonder-piece with a lovely text about children sung by very soulful vocals. "Highlights Of an Ordinary Day" goes towards blues, but works much better than Jukka´s songs on Finnish blues band called S F Blues. "Man Of Honour" is a slow reggae and includes the most personal text from Jukka. "Cohesion Swing Report" and "Blue Grace" are jazz instrumentals, but include very great fusion parts with great saxophone solos. The ending "In a Godless Hurry All the Time" is avantgardejazz piece and the least interesting for the progfans.

This albums is not as great as Jukka´s two first solos, but among his bests anyway. For the Jukka´s fans that don´t like his visits to the rootsmusic this of course can be disappointment.

Mortte | 4/5 |

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