Tuomas J. Trio feat. Manuel Dunkel
Tuomas J. Turunen – p, Manuel Dunkel – sax, Jori Huhtala – b, Tuomas Timonen – drs
After a period of keeping a low profile, pianist Tuomas J. Turunen’s trio returns to the limelight with new energy and a feature artist; the Yrjö Jazz Award -winning Manuel Dunkel, one of Finland’s finest jazz saxophonists. The trio’s 2017 album Megetme is an interesting concoction of the tradition of jazz and Nordic jazz sound. In some of his pieces, Turunen pays homage to such jazz legends as Thelonious Monk and Cedar Walton, while some of them sweep us to the serene calm of Finnish forests.