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Jukka Tolonen

Jazz Rock/Fusion


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4 stars As a teenager around 78 I went to my first music festival.Some friends were going to a small town on the ocean north of Copenhagen.Had no idea who was going to play,but I tagged along.Camping on the beach and music in the town's school gym.Yes it was a small town and small festival.As it turned out,Jukka Tolonen was playing there and it turned out to be a great gig.He looked like a wild man.(Not like Ted Nugent and loin cloth,though I don't mind some early Nugent),but with totally long hair and mohican boots up to his knees, and boy could he play.

Anyways,this is an excellent album,that was available on I-Tunes,and OOP cd.Snagged it and was very pleased with the quality of the album.It is high octane funky jazzy rockin' album.High quality musicians including another superb guitarist Coste Apetrea and Joachim Kuhn on keys. This is to me unusual with 2 guitar players with this kind of music.Jukka and Coste swap solo after solo and they are sharp and snappy.The album is instrumental with the exception when somebody say Rock'n roll after 10 seconds,and yes indeed,off we fly.

Have enjoyed several of Jukka's output and this is probably my favorite or second along with 'Passenger from Paramaribo,that has pretty much the same members.(excluding Tasavallan Presidentti).

If you like Return to forever ,Billy Cobham,a dash of Passport ,maybe some Eleventh House,you should be good with this one.

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