Drummer Teppo Mäkynen’s attraction to genres outside jazz tradition is pretty clear to all those who have followed his career throughout the years. Still his brand new 3TM ensemble managed to surprise fans with electronic influences. 3TM features saxophonist Jussi Kannaste and bassist Antti Lötjönen alongside to Mäkynen. Their simply fabulous Form album combines acoustic sounds to electronics and samples. This aspect of Mäkynen’s musicianship hasn’t been heard for a long time but as Teddy Rok’s projects have proved, the craftsmanship is utterly first class.
Lineup: Jussi Kannaste (sax); Antti Lötjönen (b); Teppo Mäkynen (d)