Kokko Quartet & Ilkka Arola
Kaisa Siirala – sax, fl, Johanna Pitkänen – p, keys, Timo Tuppurainen – db, el. b, Risto Takala – drs, perc, Ilkka Arola – quartertone trp, fl. horn
Kokko Quartet is known for mixing Indian, Arabic and Cuban influences with Scandinavian jazz tradition. In their project Ornamented, the group joins forces with Finnish trumpeter Ilkka Arola – a master of both the flugelhorn and the rare four-valve Quartertone trumpet, which enable the playing of microtones, characteristic in Arabian music.