Our favourite Finnish jazz sextet Dalindèo are back with “One More Devil”, a fiery five track EP released on BBE Music. Referencing and providing a sequel for “Another Devil”, a track that appeared on their 2010 album ‘Soundtrack for the Sound Eye’, “One More Devil” captures a well-rehearsed and highly original live band in full flow. As bandleader and guitarist Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen puts it: “During the last years we’ve been focusing heavily on the live-energy and jazz mayhem we can create and here is a spontaneous studio-rendition of that energy.”
With both the EP’s potent title track and its smooth closer ‘Daydreaming’ written only days before being committed live to tape, “One More Devil” has a palpable sense of freshness throughout. Originally performed by Olavi Virta, the “King of Finnish Tango”, Dalindèo’s distinctive version of ‘Oh What You Do To Me’ really wouldn’t go amiss in a classic Tarantino movie. Sitting at the EP’s mid-point, ‘Sicilian March’ is both dramatic and teasingly short, getting its cinematic, soldierly point across in under two minutes. ‘Funeral Party’ is a fast-paced and frenetic retro jazz workout in which all six exceptional players get a chance to shine.
Containing the band’s first foray into the world of the cover version and with founder Valtteri Laurell Pöyhönen’s composing, arranging and guitar playing skills sharper than ever before, Dalindèo make the prospect of entertaining “One More Devil” a compelling one.
Released October 27th on digital stores and streaming services.