Jukka Eskola Quintet: A Tribute to Freddie Hubbard
Jukka Eskola’s credits are solid, though his age (31). He got the Sony
Jazz Prize in 2006 and was Pori Jazz Young Musician in 2007. In addition to his
own band Jukka Eskola Quintet, he has played in several of Finland’s
hottest jazz bands and in over 100 albums.
Now Eskola has assembled only for Pori Jazz a project, which tips its hat this
time to Freddie Hubbard, Eskola’s hero and one of the most important
trumpet players and composers in modern jazz. He has recorded a Japan only
release, Freddie Hubbard tribute “Hub Up” with the same gang in 2006.