Big Blue

Big Blue
Big Blue

CAM Jazz Presents: The series which introduces prime young talent.

CAM Jazz Presents is a new series that CAM Jazz has dedicated to new talent in both the Italian and international jazz scenes, offering an opportunity for deserving artists to venture into the recording world.

Artists :

Antti Kujanpää ( Piano )
Jori Huhtala ( Bass )
Joonas Leppänen ( Drums )
Big Blue ( Band )
Jorma Kalevi Louhivuori ( Trumpet )
Big Blue

"...Whatever can this big blue be, one asks oneself. It could be the colour of the sea and salt; or the endless sky; but it might also be understood in the sense of the Blues – understood more as a visceral, musical feeling than as a musical genre – that has been vitalizing modern music for over one hundred years. Actually, by reading the names of the songs, one might say the four band-members are conjuring up other imagery, following a dream, but never escaping from reality: Temple in Tokyo, Deep Sea Travel, Rise & Fall and Building the Road. Here, the empathetic sharing of choices and direction is a truly qualifying component of the work: a kind of ambient minimalism emphasises the band’s introspection, but not excessively so. Their music is not very tangible. The writing is quite refined, managing to define multifaceted, rich sounds, but not uselessly ornate, finely virtuoso in themselves. A variety of suggestions, a multitude of ideas, as the title implies… these four young men from Finland are paving their way and it would be a good idea to remember it." (F. Scoppio)

All original compositions

Recorded in Helsinki (Finland) on 16, 17, 18 March 2011 at Studio Kekkonen Recording engineer Kimmo Antikainen

Mixed in Helsinki (Finland) on 20, 21 April 2011 at Studio Kekkonen Mixing engineer Mikko Raita

Liner notes by Federico Scoppio

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More Information
Title Big Blue
Catalogue Number CAMJ 3311-5
Display Artist Big Blue
Label Cam Jazz Presents
Release date Dec 1, 2011
Year 2011
Format cd, digital
Duration 53:49
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album