Donner, Henrik Otto

TUM, 2013CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 20.3

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 5
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The late Henrik Otto Donner was a masterful composer and also a conductor. And It Happened is a soothing session with a large ensemble that features Juhani Aaltonen (sax, fl), Johanna Iivanainen (vocals) and conductor Mikko Hassinen. They play with Tumo, a brass and string-laden large ensemble. The pace quickens on “Have Me, Hold Me” with Aaltonen shining on center stage. The music is powerful yet peaceful with a fresh, airy Scandinavian flare.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz