Jukka Eskola Soul Trio
Jukka Eskola

Steamy!

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PerformerJukka Eskola Soul Trio
Jukka Eskola
Released11.10.2019
TypeLP/CD/digi
Players
LabelTimmion Records
Producer

Tuotanto: Soul Trio
Äänitys: Timmion Records Studios
Miksaus: Mikko Helevä / Linenfield Studios
Masterointi: Timmion Records Cutting Lab
Valokuvat: Sissi Vuorjoki
Kannen design: Graffi-Tex
Vastaavat tuottajat: Jukka Eskola, Sami Kantelinen, Jukka Sarapää

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Biography

Steamy! continues the way outlined by the debut album Soul Trio, creating swinging contemporary jazz drawing from the tradition of soul jazz.

On the new album, trio fuses Brazilian rhythms to their own sound, and brings special colour to the sound palette with Teppo Mäkynen’s vibraphone. In addition to the singles released earlier this year, bossa nova-style “Tiny B” and energetic “Stick Of A Branch” the album features for example a lively samba piece “Old Stones”; gently swinging and contemplative “Smash”; funky ending track “Steamy”; and the only cover piece on the album, Gary McFarland’s playful “Hanky Panky”.

“Steamy! is a natural continuum for the swing and soul toned sound of the first Soul Trio album towards more rhythmic and versatile expression”, Eskola comments. “The ensemble does not aim to reinvent the wheel, but enjoys new compositions’ positive energy and new musical frames, which give plenty of where to draw from on live concerts.”

Jukka Eskola, trumpet and flugelhorn 
Teppo Mäkynen, drums, percussion and vibraphone
Mikko Helevä, Hammond organ

Compositions: Jukka Eskola, Teppo Mäkynen and Mikko Helevä, except Hanky Panky: Gary McFarland

Tracklist

  1. Tiny B
  2. Old Stones
  3. Old Stones
  4. Five On Three
  5. Hanky Panky
  6. Stick Of A Branch
  7. Jongo Street
  8. Steamy