Manuel Dunkel Quartet
modern & contemporary jazz
The new red-blooded quartet, led by one of the leading names in Finland’s younger generation saxophonists, takes jazz seriously.
Taking his cues from old school masters, like John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon, tenor/soprano saxman Manuel Dunkel believes more in earthy sound, heartfelt melodies and solid swinging than in technical
flash. With those qualities the Sibelius Academy-schooled hornman was accepted into the ranks of the mighty UMO orchestra at only 23. He’s still there, but has found time to make his mark also in Jukka
Perko’s Hurmio, Quartet Coyote, Platybus Ensemble and Groove Connection, not to mention his own quartet. Its first version put out two excellent albums, while the current line-up charms with the new
album Darn That Dream.