John Jack founded Cadillac Records in 1973 to independently release Mike Westbrook’s music when major labels turned their back on jazz. One of the UK’s first DIY labels, Cadillac went on to build a catalogue with albums by Ken Colyer, Joe Harriott, Stan Tracey & Mike Osborne, Dave Holdsworth, Liane Carroll Quartet, Bobby Wellins Quartet, David Murray & Dudu Pukwana among others.
Kevin LeGendre, journalist, presenter, author, fell in love with Finnish music following his many visits to the rich musical festivals of that country. It seemed a logical step to compile an album of the best Finnish music for his long-running, occasional series of albums based on the radio show that he presented some years ago. Fresh from Finland joins critically acclaimed collections of contemporary Jazz, French music and fusion sounds. Fresh from Finland is a powerful selection of music from a number of different genres, often, as the best music is, uncategorisable.
Featuring the music of:
UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, JAF Trio, Plop, Kahden Miehen Galaksi, Superposition, Emma Salokoski Ilmiliekki Quartet, Mikko Innanen Autonomus, Hot Heros, Iro Haarla, Riitta Paakki, Halme Prospekt, Quartet Ajaton, Juhani Aaltonen, Iro Haarla, Kari Ikonen
Released on digital, CD and limited edition double LP.