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Reijonen, Jussi – “Un” – [Unmusic]

humana   5/14/2013   CD, Jazz

This is extremely accessible, enjoyable jazz. The first couple of tracks are my favorite, with their Middle Eastern flavor and energy, but even as the tracks move on into more minimalism and suggested rather than played expressions, I remained a fan of this Finnish-born musician/composer whose oud and fretless and fretted guitar characterize these pieces. Stellar piano and percussion also pervade the release, as well as some soulful vocals on 6. Coltrane composed 2. A fine addition to our jazz library.

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