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The Five Corners Quintet

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In 2005, The Five Corners Quintet from Helsinki took the international dancefloor jazz scene by a storm. “Chasin’ the Jazz Gone By”, their debut for Ricky-Tick Records, a label that was initially conceived of as a vehicle for releasing the very first TFCQ vinyl single, proved out to be both an artistic and a commercial success story. For once and for all, the album proved that it is possible to look back while moving forward. The touch of producer-composer Tuomas Kallio was true to the golden era of modern jazz, and his vision in updating form rather than feeling resulted in music that is truly “postmodern jazz”, if there ever was some.

Three years, some 50 000 sold records, and 100+ international gigs later, The Five Corners Quintet are set to return with their sophomore effort. The album is entitled “Hot Corner”, and everything about it indicates that the scene-leading Finnish ensemble isn’t going to settle for re-doing their debut album. Rather, theirs will be the task of taking 21st century dancefloor jazz into another level.

Some things remain, of course. The sports axiom about not changing a winning team reigns true here, with a guest appearance by jazz vocalist par excellance, Mr. Mark Murphy, who also lent his golden voice to two tracks on the debut. This time around, however, it should come as no big suprise that a bunch of Finns manage to lure a living jazz legend to take part in their production, for TFCQ face high expectations when it comes to their return in recorded form.

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  • destro987

    Dear God, they're awesome

    15 Oct 2011 Reply
  • PixieVonDust

    Chasin' the Jazz Gone By is definitely my favourite...

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • m4_1337

    havent checked the new 1 yet. gotta get it! love the five corners quintett so f***** much :D

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • berban

    both their albums are so perfect. Any votes on which is perfect-er? I'm undecided.

    23 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Stereulor

    Love "Three Corners" :)

    29 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Ameliepoulain75

    Me love it very much :-) This is great stuff and I would like to hear much more of it.

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • zapatosgrandes

    i want "The Five Corners Quintet" to play at my funeral!

    11 Aug 2009 Reply
  • enojohop

    They won the critical and jazz awards of Finlands annual Grammy -like competition 2008. From just listening to their latest album I can say they deserved it.

    18 Mar 2009 Reply
  • heruttaja

    oh they're so amazing live. and on small stages they're best, when you get to see them really close and can see all their face expressions and all. now i've seen them three times and can't wait to see them again! fantastic band :)

    27 Feb 2009 Reply
  • pgjesper

    cant wait to catch them live again. coming to town this week ;-)

    9 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Jazzdjur

    Join The Bahama Soul Club and share our love for jazz, latin, bossa and smooth sounds! I'm hoping to see you at The Club!

    28 Nov 2008 Reply
  • ePanic

    The Five Corners Quintet - Hot Corner (CD/2xLP) Ricky-Tick Records RTCD09/RT027, 2008-11-14 Tracklisting : 01. Hot Rod 02. Kerouac Days in Montana feat. Mark Murphy 03. Skinny Dipping 04. Rich In Time feat. Okou 05. Midnight In Trieste 06. Come And Get Me feat. Mark Murphy 07. Interlope II 08. Waltz Up 09. Easy Diggin' 10. Shake It 11. Habib's Habit Yes,they`ve just released a new album !

    26 Nov 2008 Reply
  • pimmka

    Great great show last night in Warsaw! Thank you, guys! :)

    18 Oct 2008 Reply
  • SirAlecHendrix

    The Five Corners Quintet—now connected to the ➤ Nu•Jazz•Garden

    30 Sep 2008 Reply
  • StephenD333

    you guys truly bring a "nu-ness" to jazz that is refreshing, without pretension, HOT and really solid. Excellent work - MUCH MUCH more please...

    10 Sep 2008 Reply
  • reargh

    its a shame that youre just like 'unknown' in the rest of europe... get out of soumi, please!

    7 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Keneticshark

    I loove This Could Be..

    25 Mar 2008 Reply
  • CrubbedRymz

    Trading Eights is one hell of an amazing song

    21 Feb 2008 Reply
  • dtoxic47

    Lighthouse my favorite :)

    11 Feb 2008 Reply
  • holtmi

    cool! Very cool!

    13 Dec 2007 Reply
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