Genre: Afro-beat / Experimental / Nu-Jazz
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Last Login: 2/28/2011
Member Since 6/3/2006
Record Label Sahko Recordings
Type of Label Indie
Bio"The set-up is so dazzling, the sound so sweeping, that at first the show just rolls over you, especially 'Out of Nowhere'. There's involvement, too, in the shifting interplay of orchestra, sitar, guitars, vocals and the funky interjections of Jimi's key boards and sax." -the Observer "The eight musicians, wearing spangled cloaks and floral garlands, are deceptively good: tight where the music demands it, but equally able to turn in a bit of hooligan jazz, with blaring trumpet and trombone solos, to complement Tenor's more wayward tendencies... Tenor sits behind a Fender Rhodes suitcase piano, his flute propped against a piercingly amplified Moog, which he plays with his forehead during Tsunami... Only a few people attempt to dance to Tsunami's monster riff, but everyone loves it anyway. Tenor's best songs, such as Strawberry Place, Miracles and Beyond the Stars, the title track of his latest album, have maddeningly catchy hooks. And he can do a lot with one note, as the stomping encore of his hit Sugardaddy proves." -the Guardian "Silly clothes can't disguise huge talent, writes Evening Standard on Sep 16 in it's review of Jimi's gig at London's Jazz Cafe. According to the review, Jimi is a remarkable multi-instrumentalist who can write and orchestrate brilliantly. "The performance was full of movement and visual interest... though he and his eight-piece band were again decked in bizarre outfits, the music drove relentlessly hard. Three Nigerian newcomers, a kit-drummer and two hand-drum percussionists, explained this surge of energy, but Jimi's Fender-bassist and guitarist didn't spare themselves either. His two-man brass section of trumpet and trombone riffed with taut accuracy and soloed with exuberant power, but as always Jimi was continuously the centre of attention." -the Evening Standard .. .. ..MyGen.. ..Profile Generator.. .. .. ....
MembersJimi Tenor, have included: Illka Mattila, Jukka Eskola, Jay Kortehisto, Maurice Fulton, Ekow Savage, Kalle Kalima, Aleksi Sarakari, Famson Akinola, Tero Lindberg, Patrick Frankowsky, Terry Edwards, Mike Kearsey, Nicholas Addo-Nettey, Nicole Willis, Mikko Hassinen, Ape Anttila, Seppo Kantonen, Mongo Aaltonen, Anssi Sopanen, Chris Dawkins, Phil Laughlin, Baluji Shrivastav, Wanda Felicia, Simon Pearson, Markku Veijonsuo, Tuomas Puranen, John Scott...
Sounds LikeWarp, Lalo Schifrin, Bartok, Steve Reich, Ennio Morricone, Afrika 70, Sun Ra Arkestra, Jimi Tenor
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