Berlin 27.10.17

A 6 track post bop album (46m 16s) — released September 28th 2018 on We Jazz

Helsinki's We Jazz Records launches a new series of live recordings, the "We Jazz Live Plates", offering a closer look into the label's live activities. The first installment of the series is a recording from Berlin captured in October 2017. The six-tracker features Black Motor, Bowman Trio and Jaska Lukkarinen Trio offering two potent slices of raw live jazz each. All of the compositions herein are previously unreleased or new arrangements.

The album "Berlin 27.10.17" was recorded at club Monarch located in Berlin's Kottbusser Tor during the second annual Scope Festival (a collaborative effort of Berlin's XJAZZ and We Jazz). The dense atmosphere of the packed club is present in the recordings which showcase three major acts from the vibrant Finnish scene. Musically, the album ranges from the undeniable swing of Jaska Lukkarinen Trio's "Roger" and Bowman Trio's "The Hillary Step" to the scorching updated version of Black Motor's "Branches", subtitled here as "Berliner Musik".

The first edition of the "We Jazz Live Plates" series offers an easy access into the label's live productions via simple yet elegant LP packaging in plain cardboard sleeve with a postcard from Kottbusser Tor added inside, featuring release info and full download.

Classy + jazzy! - Alex Ruder KEXP

Jazz is the only thing that will outlive humanity. I love it! - Marcus Rosario Darker Than Wax / The Lot Radio

Loving the trumpet work on here and live production feel. - DJ Osric RTR FM

One of the nu-cool jazz labels, out of Helsinki of course, We Jazz go from strength to strength with the first - Gerry Hectic Futuristica Music / Jazz Chronicles

Sublime modern jazz - love the nu-bop sound of Bowman Trio! - Wayne Wright All FM 96.9 & Rhythm Passport

Love The Hillary Step by Bowman Trio. - DJ Kappa Radio Reverb

Modern jazz done the right way! Full of character and flavour! - Dave Sector BS1212

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