Ikonen, Kari

Ozella, 2013CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 19.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Kari Ikonen plays piano and leads a trio with Bassist Ara Yaralyan and drummer Markku Ounaskari. They perform eight of Ikonen’s originals with a few freshly arranged standards. The music is energetic and vibrant across all tempos. Bright is atypical of what you may have come to expect from Scandinavian jazz. It is less abstract but certainly no less precise with attention to audio accuracy. We enjoyed the set top to bottom.


Publicist: Ozella Music