featuring long time friends Alexi Tuomarila (piano), Teun Verbruggen (drums) and Axel Gilain(bass). A quartet who, under the original name of Alexi Tuomarila Quartet, achieved global success 10 years ago. Flow marks the return of the quartet, fusing the youthful energy and vibrancy of ten years ago with the experience of a decade’s touring.
With echoes of Keith Jarrett’s European Quartet, the writing on Flow is vibrant, distinctive and highly original, combining hypnotic riffs, absorbing melodies with elegant improvised piano phrases from Tuomarila, intertwined with Kummert and Gilain's haunting vocal chants and virtuosic, harmonically rich saxophone solos.
“There is a quiet intensity and unhurried poise to Tuomarila’s playing and that of tenor saxist Nicolas Kummert”BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
“This is a very together CD. There is an ease and confidence of conception, which lifts this album out of the run of ‘very good albums’ into something special…” JAZZWISE (UK)
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Nicolas Kummert: saxophone
Alexi Tuomarila: piano
Axel Gilain: double bass
Teun Verbruggen: drums