The Bronson feat. Viinikainen, Helevä, Mäkynen
soul jazz, blues
Three monster swingers deliver smoky, bluesy organ-driven groove jazz with honors.
Handling bass lines with his pedals, Mikko Helevä mixes fresh ideas with deep knowledge of organ jazz in his compositions and playing. The UMO soloist has played in the Jarmo Saari Filmtet and the
Manuel Dunkel Quartet.
Drums are hit by the dangerously funky Teppo Mäkynen. Finnish critics’ ”Best Jazz Drummer” for 3 years and Teddy Rok 7’s leader has worked with the 5 Corners and Jukka
Perko’s Hurmio and the ”sample-delic” Reuna, also with jazz stars, like Tim Hagans, Kenny Werner and Steve Swallow. Rising to fame in the U-Street All Stars and with the Pyysalo &
Sarpila duo, Teemu Viinikainen’s cool groove revitalizes the heritage of Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass. The Guitarist of the Year in Jazz Rhythms has played also with Dave Liebman, Tim Hagans and Randy