The latest releases by the Fiasko label indicate that Finnish jazz is thriving with ingenuity. Glamour & Decadence perfectly describes the sardonic hybrid achieved by Gourmet, boasting accordion, heavy rock guitar and slide trombone within their line-up. Gnomus are a trio whose eponymous debut combine ambient/improvised/prog/electro gestures into fantastical soundscapes, while Nuijamiehet play intriguingly buoyant modern Euro jazz. Check them out at www.fiaskorecords.com.
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