|Performer||Aapo Heinonen Quintet|
|Type||CD + digi|
Compositions and arrangements: Aapo Heinonen
On TARA, the atmosphere may easily change from melancholic, even dark, to happy and joyful in one song, still being able to let the entirety to sound organic and natural.
Heinonen himself describes the quintet's music modern big band music played on small ensemble. Cinematic atmosphere based on strong melodies and imaginative arrangements is characteristic to the quintet’s music. The band seeks influences widely from jazz, film music and progressive rock. Their music awakens visual images in the listener’s mind and is difficult to put in place.
Aapo Heinonen Quintet
Aapo Heinonen, grand piano, keyboards, synthesizer
Teemu Takanen, alto and soprano saxophones
Héctor Lepe, electric guitar
Vesa Ojaniemi, electric bass
Tomi Saikkonen, drums
+ Ricardo Padilla, percussion (1., 2. & 7.) / Lotta-Maria Pitkänen, violin (2. & 3.) / Mila Laine, cello (3.)