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Klaus Suonsaari: Live in Helsinki

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Klaus Suonsaari is a Finnish drummer and composer with a strong grounding in many styles, from bop to orchestral to free jazz. On Live in Helsinki, a stunning set pristinely recorded by the Finnish Broadcasting Company, he leads his trio through a broad range of sounds, with emphasis on high-energy exploration. There are stretches of controlled minimalism, studied abstraction and even catchy melody, but Suonsaari, saxophonist Scott Robinson and bassist Julian Thayer maintain a vigorous sense of adventure throughout.

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