Jan Simons Band with Kenny Wheeler – Answer Silence – 0002
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First record of Finnish bass player Jan Simons featuring legendary trumpet player Kenny Wheeler. A very strong debut album with beautiful melodies and strong playing.
Jan Simons Band is one of the most interesting groups from Finland.
E.W/ Jazz Live (Austria 2000)
Things are really happening in modern jazz music in Finland- ’Answer is a good example of it.
Göran Olsson/ Jazz Stage (Sweden 2000)
Simons coaxes his sidemen into some inspired playing, particularly trumpeter Kenny Wheeler’s face-off with tenor saxophonist Manuel Dunkel on ”For Sure” and Markku Ounaskari’s impressionist drums and percussion work-out on ”Bubbles
Downbeat, Jan. 2001