Veteran saxophonist and flautist Juhani Aaltonen's album Mother Tongue with bassist Ulf Krokfors and drummer Tom Nekljudow was a recent recipient of the Jazz-Emma in Finland (the country's Grammy equivalent) and it features in an eclectic program this week touching on jazz inspired by classical, Jewish, rock and electro-acoustic music.
Artists include: Trio VD from the UK, Israeli saxophonist Uri Gurvich, German pianist Florian Weber with African guitarist Lionel Loueke, trumpeter Peter Knight - and Mike Nock, who's recent Hear And Know has just received the Independent Jazz Album of The Year award at the AIR Awards.
Also featured is a track from the late David S. Ware who died on Thursday, October 18th.
See the complete playlist here.
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Juhani Aaltonen (born December 12, 1935) is a Finnish jazz saxophonist and flautist. Born in Kouvola, Finland, he began playing professionally at the end of the 1950s. He played in a sextet led by Heikki Rosendahl during that time, and then studied flute performance at the Sibelius Academy and in the U.S. at the Berklee College of Music. Moving back to Finland, he settled in Helsinki and began...
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