Monthly archives: December, 2016

7 Questions for… Anton Ponomarev

Saxophonist Anton Ponomarev comes more from the ‘whirling tornado of sound’ school than ‘honk-n-skronk’. And for me, he and his band BROM (Бром) gets the balance between composition and improvisation just right – the feet have enough to tap to while the imagination is simultaneously lifted. All the way from Moscow’s growing free scene…  …




Rantama Trio – Catching the Mystery Train

(This short review was originally published in Jazz Journal in November 2016) Timo Rantama (electric guitar) Tatu Back (electric bass) Iiro Laitinen (drums) Lifelong Secret Catching The Mystery Train Flowerbed Uneasy Thoughts Ride Tampere Eclipse Music This is a classic guitar power trio. Probably, by the sound of it, weaned on a diet of 70s…