The results are stunning. On Dizzy, Jukka Perko Tritone showcases what small group jazz sounds like at its best. The group breathes the music naturally, taking cues from each other to expand the compositions onto a new level, their own personal music. The tracks brim with innovation and the sheer joys of playing.
As Perko himself put it: It's not about what Dizzy's music means to us, but rather what we can bring to it. We're adding our own piece onto the mosaic which makes up modern jazz.
The release comes as both vinyl LP and CD versions, complete with a booklet including liner notes documenting Perko's time in the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, and rare archival material from press clips to touring schedules. The vinyl includes free digital download with 4 bonus tracks.
"Holy mackerel! Everything works: the idea, the execution, and the amazing trio."
Andreas Müller, Deutschlandradio Kultur
"Playful and cool. It's remarkable how much the trio gets out of these compositions."
Jan-Erik Holmberg, HBL newspaper
"The jazz gem of the year."
Venla-Vanamo Asikainen, Karjalainen newspaper
"The perfect jazz record."
Pentti Ronkanen, Suomijazz.com
01. Bebop 07:00
02. 'Round Midnight 07:18
03. A Night In Tunisia 09:46
04. Cubano Be, Cubano Bop 06:29
05. Dizzy's Business 04:44
06. Con Alma 10:02
07. Lover Come Back to Me 05:14
08. Woody 'n' You 05:12
09. One Bass Hit 05:52
10. Tin Tin Deo 04:36
Jukka Perko, alto sax
Antti Lötjönen, bass
Teppo Mäkynen, drums
Music arranged by Jukka Perko Tritone
Choir vocals on "Cubano Be, Cubano Bop" by KYN / KVL
Recorded by Risto Hemmi at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki on 11-12 Oct 2016
Mixed by Teppo Mäkynen & Risto Hemmi at Finnvox Studios
Mastered by Pauli Saastamoinen at Finnvox Studios
Additional vinyl mastering by Jukka Sarapää at Timmion Cutting Lab
Produced by Teppo Mäkynen
Design & liner notes by Matti Nives