Category: Jazz Rock

Utopianisti – Utopianisti II

While browsing on, I saw a hand drawn album cover with animals playing instruments. Put an animal on the cover and there is a good chance I will check it out. Thus was my first foray into the music of Finland’s Utopianisti, a jazz rock ensemble led by Markus Pajakkala. Pajakkala plays a variety of instruments and fleshes out the rest of his work with a large cast of guest musicians. (more…)