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Klaus Suonsaari: The Music of Tom Harrell

There’s more to Finland than Jean Sibelius or Esa-Pekka Salonen. His name is Klaus Suonsaari, drummer, composer and arranger. While not a household name, he is certainly known to the likes of Tom Harrell, Pepper Adams, Bob Berg, Junior Cook and Ray Drummond.

By the same token, Harrell-particularly his writing-is well known to Suonsaari. They collaborated on Suonsaari’s debut for Storyville, Reflecting Times in 1988-three years after Klaus leveled his sights on New York following basic training at Eastman and Berklee.

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