cinematic jazz with Brazilian & funk influence
Led by guitarist Valtteri Pöyhönen, this sextet will melt your heart and move your body with its feather-light groovy dance jazz instigating flashbacks of the 60’s French movies, busy metropolises and the Copacabana beach crawling with bikini-clad beauties.
Dalindéo has so far done two excellent albums, the Brazilian-tinged Open Spaces and the very cinematic Soundtrack For The Sound Eye. This is one of those not too common bands that you can summarize with the magic word hip. The guest vocalist on the debut is the lovely Japanese Michiko, who brings to mind young Astrud Gilberto, while on the second album vocal duties are handled by the billieholidayish Bajka. Pöyhönen, on his part, is a brilliant tunesmith. While it’s hard not to hum along with his fascinatingly visual, airy and sensual melodies that caress the ear like a summer wind, the band also kicks ass with a no-nonsense funkiness and the solos have real substance.