It may be of no surprise that a band should release a few vinyl singles that filter to key tastemakers to critical acclaim. That they should receive praise from an ever-increasing underground scene, and that the hype surrounding them escalates beyond a core. Indeed, that sales of those singles should quickly reach over 12,000, and they find themselves performing on Top of the Pops in their home country. But in the case of the Helsinki-based postmodern jazz outfit, The Five Corners Quintet, it should.
For this is pure unadulterated jazz. Not housey nu-jazz, or jazz fused with hip-hop or rock, but jazz in the classic modernist spirit. A jazz that resonates with early sixties straight-ahead and Latin. As one critic claimed of the first single, “‘Trading Eights’ snaps like a classic bit of Blue Note soul jazz… a soaring little groover with great rhythms that hooks the tune up nicely for the dancefloor. Real jazz played by a hip little quintet”.
In May 2008, The Five Corners Quintet return with a brand new 10" vinyl single entitled "Hot Corner EP". The upcoming Ricky-Tick Records release will feature three tracks ’Easy Diggin’’, ’Hot Rod’ and ’Shake It’. The three new instrumental tracks will outline the new and a bit rougher line for the project. Stay tuned for more release info and samples very soon.
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