On April 27th the Finnish record label Fiasko Records releases fourth studio album from the instrumental group Gourmet, formed in 1997. The first single is briskly grooving Pink Camel and it gives a foretaste of the upcoming album’s rich sound world. The ensemble's all-embracing instrumental music has an individual style which combines avantgarde entertainment, art and tragicomedy. The unprejudiced music changes from jazz to schlager, from march music to valtz and from slow beat to desert rock.
The sextet led by Mikko Innanen and Esa Onttonen, performs at a record release concert at Helsinki Juttutupa on the 2nd of May. In addition to Innanen and Onttonen the group consists of trombonist Ilmari Pohjola, accordionist Veli Kujala, tubist Petri Keskitalo and drummer Mika Kallio.
Mikko Innanen, alto-, sopranino- and baritone saxophone, vocals (8.)
Esa Onttonen, guitar, ukulele (13.), vocals (14.)
Ilmari Pohjola, trombone
Veli Kujala, accordion
Petri Keskitalo, tuba
Mika Kallio, drums