Gourmet: En garde

Catalog number: FRCD-83 / Release date: 2018-04-27 / Format: CD (digisleeve)

Ⓟ© 2018 Esa Onttonen & Mikko Innanen

Tracks

  1. Louis XIV (Innanen-Onttonen) (5:04)
  2. Love Gone Wrong (Onttonen) (6:45)
  3. Voice of Velour (Onttonen) (2:35)
  4. What Can We Do When the Sky Falls Down? (Innanen) (5:27)
  5. Flowers Are Pretty (Innanen) (5:36)
  6. When We Leave, Where Will We Go? (Onttonen) (3:04)
  7. Roy (Onttonen) (2:21)
  8. Vorwärts gegen Faschismus (Innanen) (4:20)
  9. Lasinen vuori (Innanen) (3:56)
  10. Pas de pluie mardi (Innanen-Onttonen) (3:31)
  11. My Little Llama Blue (Keskitalo) (1:38)
  12. Pink Camel (Innanen-Onttonen) (6:57)
  13. Muistoja Luxemburgista (Innanen) (3:32)
  14. Järviradiota kuuntelen (Innanen) (2:10)
  15. Lauluja tilaisuuksiin, osa 2: Juhlasoitto (Onttonen) (3:18)

Musicians

  • Mikko Innanen - alto, sopranino and baritone saxophone, voice (on 8)
  • Esa Onttonen - guitars, ukulele (on 13), vocals (on 14)
  • Ilmari Pohjola - trombone
  • Veli Kujala - accordion
  • Petri Keskitalo - tuba
  • Mika Kallio - drums
  • Nathalie Aubret - voice (on 10)

Produced by Esa Onttonen & Mikko Innanen.

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Review Highlights

In Finland Gourmet is in a class of its own. ★★★★★

- Helsingin Sanomat

Insanely good tragicomical and twisted jazz, simultaneously both intellectual and obscene. ★★★★★

- Keskisuomalainen

Gourmet strikes like zillion volts ★★★★★

- SuomiJazz.com

The best features of the band are still glowing. Both saxophonist Innanen and guitarist Onttonen can write songs that you'll remember and cause emotional reactions, not to mention visions. ★★★★

- Soundi

A food of high-class quality and appearance. That's the dictionary definition of gourmet and the same applies to the music of Gourmet. ★★★★

- Satakunnan kansa

... the album is a jubilant listen.

- Jazzpossu

You can expect anything from this sextet – and they also do it! The best thing about the music of this group is its ease. Nothing feels forced.

- Salon seudun sanomat