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Mikko Innanen

Born: February 28, 1978    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Mikko Innanen

Finnish saxophonist/composer Mikko Innanen (born in 1978) was severely bitten by the jazz bug at the age of 10, jamming along with Bird, Trane, Ornette, Monk et al (with their records, naturally). Hence, he has managed to achieve quite a lot by a relatively young age. He�'s a veteran of such Finnish bands as Mr Fonebone, Nuijamiehet, Gourmet, Teddy Rok 7, Innanen-Kallio Duo, and Loco Motife as well as Finnish-Danish units Triot, Itchy and Delirium and he has played and recorded with such international greats as Han Bennink, John Tchicai, Ingrid Jensen and Anders Bergkrantz. Since 2005 he has led the four-piece Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio, concentrating on his most recent compositions...
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“It�'s nice to hear someone Innanen�'s age so far along on his way to developing a distinctive voice.” Chris Kelsey / JazzTimes

“Employing saxophones in all sizes (and occasionally a whistle), Innanen staked his claim as the Finnish jazzman of import…” Russell Carlson / JazzTimes

“But the star here is Innanen�'s on past and present jazz tradition. His multi-part compositions, not such a far cry from Mingus�'s volatile style, have enough meat to sustain deconstruction and evade the trap of eclecticism” Matthew Wuethrich / The Wire

Recordings: Mikko Innanen: F60.8 (AEON / Ilma Records) to be released in April 2008 Mikko Innanen / Mika Kallio: Scratch (Fiasko FRCD-23), 2007 Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio: Paa-da-pap (TUM CD 019), 2007 Mr Fonebone: Hit & Run (TEXCD 3001), 2007 Mikko Innanen, Han Bennink, Jaak Sooäär: Spring Odyssey (TUM CD 015), 2006 Haarla-Krokfors Loco Motife: Penguin Beguine (TUM CD 011), 2005 Delirium: Eclexistence (TUM CD 010), 2005 Gourmet: Six Acres of Broken Hearts (Fiasko FRCD-19), 2004 Triot with John Tchicai: Sudden Happiness (TUM CD 008), 2004 Delirium: Delirium (Fiasko FRCD-11), 2002 Mr Fonebone Live Feat. Ingrid Jensen (TEXCD-3000), 2001

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Primary Instrument:
Saxophone

Location:
Helsinki, 00100

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