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Sami Linna QuartetMode For Tomorrow/Umoya ... 7-inch
Timmion, 2019. New Copy ... $3.99 8.99
A gem of a record from Finnish guitarist Sami Linna – just a 45, but one that feels like it's got the depth of a full album! "Mode For Tomorrow" is this beautifully building tune with a mix of modal and spiritual energy – infused with organ by Mikko Heleva, and given this tremendous tenor solo by Jussi Kannaste! Drummer Dana Hall wrote "Umoya" – and his snapping rhythms really keep things moving – as the organ, guitar, and tenor soar to the skies – almost with the energy of an old Larry Young tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sami LinnaSami Linna Quartet ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sami Linna might look like some sort of Tyrolean hipster on the cover of the album, but his guitar has been behind a fair bit of great funky work on the Timmion label in recent years – which is why it's great to hear him up front here in the lead! A bit like when Eddie Roberts stepped out from the New Mastersounds to record his initial solo records, the Sami heard here is definitely different – jazzier, with a lot more complexity to his guitar work – at a level that, if the whole thing were issued back in the 60s (and with a different cover) would have had Linna standing strongly next to the greats of that generation. His tone is superb, his phrasing is wonderful, and there's a clean jazzy vibe to the record that's very different than other Timmion funk and soul records – as Linna plays in a drums, Hammond, and some mighty nice tenor sax. Tracks are all long – and titles include "Umoya", "Dreamsville", "Black Mountain", "Mode For Tomorrow", and "Clowns". CD

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