We Jazz Records (November ’20)
Melodic Distraction Radio
We Jazz Records is Helsinki’s jazz powerhouse. A label, festival, and most recently a record store.
The love of cutting edge jazz music is at the core of this passionate collective. The label is an emanation of Helsinki’s world famous We Jazz Festival, an annual gathering of international and local talent- a real linchpin of the bursting Finnish jazz scene.
The label has featured works from acclaimed Finnish jazz players such as Timo Lassy, Teppo Mäkynen and Olli Ahvenlahti to name a few, as well as emerging new talent like Mopo, Otis Sandsjö and Koma Saxo. Among the latest releases, ‘Speak Low II’ by Swiss singer Lucia Cadotsch has been named ‘Jazz Album of The Month’ by The Guardian in November 2020.
While the 2020 edition of the festival has been cancelled due to the pandemic, the year has been very prolific for the label, which continues its pursue of championing new talent and daring musical concepts.
Photo credit: Maarit KytöharjuTracklist
AINON – Kruununhaka
Oaagaada – Oag-ada
Lucia Cadotsch – What’s New / There Comes a Time
OK:KO – Piik
3TM – Lake
Jonah Parzen-Johnson – The Smile When You Fall
Koma Saxo – Euro Koma (live)
Superposition – Antiplace
Mopo – Riisto
Antti Lötjönen – Pocket Yoga
Koma Saxo Feat. Jameszoo – Jagd
The Stance Brothers – On Top (Guitar & Flute)
Dark Horse – Fjäll-låten