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Five Corners Quintet

The Five Corners Quintet is a Helsinki-based postmodern jazz outfit influenced by early sixties straight ahead and latin jazz. Led by producer Tuomas Kallio the Five Corners Quintet is a new extension of the highly acclaimed Nuspirit Helsinki collective.

The two innovators behind Five Corners Quintet, composer, producer and arranger Tuomas Kallio and the band's benevolent svengali and record label manager Antti Eerikäinen initially were simply set out to release a few vinyl singles of stylish jazz music tailored for the dance floor. As the first three vinyl single releases received a huge response among the press and international taste makers and at the same were all sold out, The Five Corners Quintet project slowly evolved into an established and more serious phase. This meant two things: setting up a live band and a CD-album project....
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Awards:

TFCQ received the Japanese ADLIB Magazine International New Star of the Year 2005 award in December and was nominated for the TEOSTO-award in Finland. Three Corners-track was selected as a Gilles Peterson's Worldwide All Winners Cut of 2004 on BBC Radio One while the Chasin' The Jazz Gone By was nominated for best album of 2005.
”...they have the potential to become a major draw on the European Jazz Circuit.” --Stuart Nicholson, The Observer, 28.8.2005

“...the players have internalized these historical styles so they can have fun with them. ...the repetitive riffs on Blueprint and Trading Eights are as deep and hooky as anything in dub or techno... thoroughly enjoyable young band.” --John L. Walters, The Guardian on TFCQ live at Jazz Cafe 12.09.2005


Chasin' The Jazz Gone By
Milan Records
2005
Tracks: Blue Cycles; Trading Eights; Interlope; This Could Be the Start of Something; Straight Up; Three Corners; Case Study; Lighthouse; Before We Say Goodbye; Unsquare Bossa; The Devil Kicks; Jamming (With Mr. Hoagland); Taxi Driver: Prelude/Blues/Night Prowl/Bloodbath/Finale [*]
Personnel: Teppo Mäkynen: drums/bandleader; Timo Lassy: sax; Jukka Eskola: trumpet; Mikael Jakobsson: piano; Antti Lötjönen: double bass; Tuomas Kallio: composer/engineer; Mark Murphy: vocals; Okou: vocals

Hot Corner
Milan Records
2009
Tracks: Hot Rod; Kerouac Days in Montana - (featuring Mark Murphy); Skinny Dipping; Rich in Time - (featuring Okou); Midnight in Trieste; Come and Get Me - (featuring Mark Murphy); Interlope II; Waltz Up; Easy Diggin; Shake It; Habib's Habit
Personnel: Teppo Mäkynen: drums/bandleader; Timo Lassy: sax; Jukka Eskola: trumpet; Mikael Jakobsson: piano; Antti Lötjönen: double bass; Tuomas Kallio: composer/engineer; Mark Murphy: vocals; Okou: vocals

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