Delirium concert reviews
All About Jazz
(Tampere Jazz Happening November 2, 2002)
Jazzin' Around Europe
France was very well represented by the François Courneloup quartet: the muscular lines of the leader's baritone and the driving rhythms of Echampard's drums nicely balanced and even questioned by the open inventions of Marc Ducret's guitars and Yves Robert's trombone. Among the Finnish groups, I missed the U-Street All Stars due to the too late hour; Delirium - well, Swedish-Finnish to be precise - presented a set deeply rooted into Don Cherry's acoustic quartet. Impressive on their instruments, and deeply involved emotionally with the music, these young guys deserve serious attention to their work and live were definitely exciting, often incorporating "modern" rhythms into their all-acoustic music.
(Read the whole article about Tampere Jazz Happening 2002 at All About Jazz.)