Here you'll find selected
Jimi Tenor and related press appearances. If you know
of something I don't, please tell
me about it.
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The May issue of Finger,
a collection of charts and lists by musicians, writers,
artists and icons, includes Jimi Tenor's favourite picks
from fruits to movies.
Sanomat on April 28 tells about Jimi's soundtrack
project which he is recording with Kymi Wind Band for
Simon Cathcarts Stagknight.
Silly clothes can't disguise huge talent,
writes Evening Standard on Sep 16 in it's review of
Jimi's gig at London's Jazz Cafe. According to the review,
Jimi is a remarkable multi-instrumentalist who can write
and orchestrate brilliantly. "The performance was
full of movement and visual interest... though he and
his eight-piece band were again decked in bizarre outfits,
the music drove relentlessly hard. Three Nigerian newcomers,
a kit-drummer and two hand-drum percussionists, explained
this surge of energy, but Jimi's Fender-bassist and
guitarist didn't spare themselves either. His two-man
brass section of trumpet and trombone riffed with taut
accuracy and soloed with exuberant power, but as always
Jimi was continuously the centre of attention."
More about silly clothes in The
Guardian on Sep 21, though not forgetting the music:
"The eight musicians, wearing spangled cloaks and
floral garlands, are deceptively good: tight where the
music demands it, but equally able to turn in a bit
of hooligan jazz, with blaring trumpet and trombone
solos, to complement Tenor's more wayward tendencies...
Tenor sits behind a Fender Rhodes suitcase piano, his
flute propped against a piercingly amplified Moog, which
he plays with his forehead during Tsunami... Only a
few people attempt to dance to Tsunami's monster riff,
but everyone loves it anyway. Tenor's best songs, such
as Strawberry Place, Miracles and Beyond the Stars,
the title track of his latest album, have maddeningly
catchy hooks. And he can do a lot with one note, as
the stomping encore of his hit Sugardaddy proves."
The full review is online
Hämeen Sanomat (Finland) on Jul 21 writes about
championship victory. "I used to live next
to a golf course as a kid, and we used to go hit a ball
there with the guys. Looks like I'm still quite good
Jimi talks about coffee, music, food
and more in Johnny
Kniga kertoo (Finland) issue 6/04. He also reveals
a rather interesting Stravisnki related project he's
been working on, which unfortunately may never see daylight.
(Finland) issue 6-7/04 has an excellent
review of Beyond the Stars, and also a short
Issue 6/04 of Rumba
(Finland) has a nice little Jimi Tenor interview and
a rather lousy, though in a way amusing review.
There's a short Jimi
Tenor Q&A in the June issue of Nöjesguiden
(Finland). He also lists his Barcelona
- Tibidabo amusement park. High on top of the mountain,
sometimes above the clouds.
- Table tennis in the park, e.g. in La Sagrada Familia
- The beach. There are nudist beaches too, though I've
- Caixa Forum. Good exhibitions, also the Mies van der
Rohe Pavilion nearby, nice.
- Flea Market. By Glories metro station. A real flea
market, not just antiques. Clothes and all kinds of
(Finland) on May 28 ran a Jimi Tenor story. "This
new record (Beyond the Stars) was made after I had children.
At first I was a bit worried if I could write at all
anymore. I thought some mystical ingredient would be
gone, but that wasn't the case. Now it's even easier
to concentrate on music." Jimi is also asked which
records he would recommend if someone inspired by his
music would start listening to jazz: "Karma and
Thembi from Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra's Space is the Place
and Lonnie Liston Smith's Cosmic Funk. They are somehow
friendly, but not mainstream."
appearances archive: 2003