Kannet/ Covers: Sanna Paananen
|Performer||The Five Corners Quintet|
|Where recorded||Nuspirit Helsinki Studios, Soho Recording Studios, Soundtrack Studios|
In 2005, The Five Corners Quintet from Helsinki took the international dancefloor jazz scene by storm. “Chasin’ the Jazz Gone By”, their debut for Ricky-Tick Records, proved to be both artistic and commercial success story. For once and for all, the album proved that it is possible to look back while moving forward. The touch of producer-composer Tuomas Kallio was true to the golden era of modern jazz, and his vision in updating form rahter than feeling resulted in music that is truly “postmodern jazz”, if there ever was some.
The new sound featured on “Hot Corner” could be described as leaning towards the “hot” of the album title more than the cool of their previous recorded work. Here, the impact of the live band is evident. Kallio’s compositions also move away from standard jazz into fresh new territories, where even the occasional flirts with genres such as rockabilly is to be excpected.