New Garden Orchestra

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New Garden Orchestra

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Jazz, and particularly its freer end, is really alive and kicking in Finland at the moment. One case in point is the Tampere-based New Garden Orchestra, whose brand new debut album Le Depart (Karkia Mistika/NekoRekords) offers seducingly warm and atmospheric music with strong melodies and a sound that stands apart with its Chinese and other eastern hues. The band shares a certain esthetic and spiritual quality with Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra, but imitation never enters the picture.

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