Teemu Åkerblom’s (b. 1990) face has become familiar from such groups as the Turku-based Aura Flow and Trio Urho. And on the stage with Estonian jazz pianist Tonu Naissoo’s band, Åkerblom’s own quartet was founded in early 2014 to present the already mature-sounding young bassist’s compositions. A strong undertone of spiritual jazz, straight-ahead rhythmic and tints of free improvisation characterise the band’s style, which reflects their leader’s already very mature musical vision.
With Alto, Baritone Saxophone and flute – Max Zenger, Double Bass – Teemu Åkerblom, Drums – Mikko Arlin, Tenor Saxophone – Ville Vannemaa & Jarno Tikka. Special guest Verneri Pohjola.