The Finnish trio of Sami Pekkola (tenor sax), Tero Kemppainen (double bass) & Jaakkoo Tolvi (drums) with guest Pekka Airaksinen on keyboard for two extended recordings of thick, frenetic, and euphoric free jazz live from Mental Alaska/Ravintola Piano in Helsinki, 2014.
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Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: MF099/AS017
Squidco Product Code: 20894
Recorded live at Mental Alaska / Ravintola Piano in Helsinki, Finland on February 1st, 2014 by Jaakko Tolvi.
Pekka Airaksinen-electronic keyboards
Tero Kemppainen-double bass
Sam Pekkola-tenor saxophone
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"Taco Bells have been tearing up their homeland of Finland & the rest of Europe for some time now...pushing their Albert Ayler inspired sound upon suspecting and unsuspecting crowds. Their energy and ferocity is unparalleled, their telepathic communication is seamless & their sound is pure ecstatic joy.
Taco Bells have released a handful of LPs as well as multiple tapes since 2007 that find them challenging free jazz & sound...all three musicians have also made names for themselves across Europe in other groups such as Mohel, Kemialliset Ystavat, Rauhan Orkesteri & Jooklo Finnish Quartet among others. and Taco Bells have also been known for adding guest musicians live & on recordings, from Dylan Nyoukis, Martin Kuchen, Mette Rasmussen & Stuart Arnot among others. For this unbelievably special release Taco Bells features an incredible guest in Pekka Airaksinen (Finnish avant music pioneer, "One Point Music," THE SPERM, etc). An excerpt below from the liner notes included as a special insert with the tape written by Scott McDowell (The Long Rally/WFMU):