Niklas Winter & Teemu Viinikainen – Eight Songs Seven Keys Abovoice – 1016
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Personnel: Niklas Winter – guitar, Teemu Viinikainen – guitar.
..Trust in fact, was key, as was a fundamental sense of good time. Without a drummer or a bassist, and with the two guitarists sometimes dissolving into spare sections where time was, at best, suggested, it became even more essential that the two could internalize that time and know where it was, without it being explicitly there. It’s in the context of the duo that an artist is at his/her most exposed; not only are their abilities, instincts and improvisational élan laid bare, but their communication skills—or lack thereof—are impossible to disguise. Viinikainen and Winter needn’t have worried, as it was clear, from their Tampere Jazz Happening performance, that this was a duo communicating at a very deep level, playing relatively quiet music that was, nevertheless, thoroughly captivating.
JOHN KELMAN, ALL ABOUT JAZZ 11/2010
Kahden kitaristin voimaa.
Matti Komulainen, Turun Sanomat (5.3.2010)