Photo: Ilkka Arola

Ilkka Arola – quartertone trp, fl. horn, Max Zenger – b. sax, b. cl, fl, Eeti Nieminen – dr, Topi Korhonen – gtr, oud, Esko Grundström – db, Juuso Hannukainen – perc, electronics

Tune your ears to the Arabic quarter-tone pitch, or at least open them to hear trumpeter Ilkka Arola’s spicy sextet play the most captivating ethnojazz pieces you’ll hear this summer! Arola’s cinematic soundscapes on Sound Tagine’s upcoming second album draw influences from his travels in the Middle East and North Africa.