Jubilant, lively and so damn fresh.

Gourmet is one of the most exciting bands on the Scandinavian scene. Their music is a jubilant and explosive mix of jazz, tango, blues, rock, noise and trad. Somewhere between Charles Mingus, Spike Jones and Ennio Morricone, Gourmet is a joyful dynamite. “The afternoon had already given us a wonderful opportunity to rejoice with the return of the sextet Gourmet, a Finnish band invented twenty years ago by alto saxophonist Mikko Innanen and guitarist Esa Onttonen. A way of bringing together popular universes, traditional jazz, film music (spaghetti western), waltz musettes, and so on, quite amazing and euphoric. » Gourmet at the Rendez-vous de l’Erdre 2017 Philippe Méziat, Blog de Jazz Magazin

“Then Gourmet returns to energise the festival as it did during its first appearance in 2006. The sextet led by Mikko Innanen and Esa Onttonen and its world music once again succeeds in reconciling lovers of jazz, tango, folk, improvisation, with humour and seriousness. Gourmet is jubilant, lively, fresh, with a touch of madness but above all a lot of talent. The audience is enthusiastic in front of these slightly crazy but irresistible Finns. This is the favourite concert of these Rendez-Vous de l’Erdre. And always the great pleasure of listening to the great Veli Kujala on the accordion! » Gourmet at the Rendez-vous de l’Erdre 2017 / by Julien Gros-Burdet, Nicolas Dourlhès, Citizen Jazz

Mikko Innanen (saxophones)
Esa Onttonnen (guitare)
Ilmari Pohjola (trombone)
Veli Kujala (accordéon)
Petri Keskitalo (tuba)
Mika Kallio (batterie)
To listen