Kansitaide/ Cover artwork: Jorma Vahvaselkä
|Label||Free Agent Records|
Vesa-Matti Mattsson & Teemu Mattsson
|Where recorded||Finnvox Studios & Tempo Music Design, Helsinki, Finland|
When you learn from the best, there comes a day when the apprentice becomes the master. Mattsson has spent his life around the best jazz musicians in Finland - Jari Perkiömäki, Jukkis Uotila, Sonny Heinilä and Jukka Perko - first as a student at the Sibelius Academy jazz department and then as a hired hand in numerous productions as a freelancer.
His self titled album, Teemu Mattsson, is the natural development on his career and pushes the envelope of Finnish jazz traditions. His quintet is a blend of talented young guns and some oldtimers that have been around a block or two.