Jukka Perko
It Takes Two To Tango

VÖ: 24.04.2015

Genre: Saxophone Jazz, Piano Jazz

No longer available

ACT 9629-2, 614427962928
Jukka Perko / alto & soprano saxophones
Iiro Rantala / piano

Recorded at the ACT Art Collection Berlin, November 6 & 7, 2014.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann.
Iiro Rantala played on the legendary Alfred Brendel Steinway d-524780 grand piano.

Cover art (detail) by Philip Taaffe / ACT art collection.

They always sound surprising, exciting, and in the truest sense "lively," featuring the ever-virtuosic Iiro Rantala, who is particularly supportive here. And Jukka Perko with his distinctive, always lyrical, and elegantly high-pitched tone, where the power of bebop as well as Nordic melancholy and the passion of tango can be found.

Jukka Perko
Jukka Perko is considered one of the stars of the Finnish jazz scene. Perko's personal style reflects European classical music, Afro-American jazz, and Finnish folk music. Born in 1968 in the town of Huittinen in Southwest Finland, Perko received comprehensive training covering all genres of music. In 1986, at the age of 18, Perko won the prestigious Key Prize for Best Young Jazz Musician at the Pori Jazz Festival. He later toured Europe and the USA as a member of the "Dizzy Gillespie 70th Anniversary Big Band." He has played with stars such as McCoy Tyner, Red Rodney, and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, working as a sideman, and he was a member of the UMO Jazz Orchestra, one of Finland's finest and most well-known large ensembles.