”Summer Evening” – Alan Matheson/Wade Mikkola Duo – AMK 1008 – 2014
The duo performed at the Vilppula jazzfestival in 2013. The festival representatives asked then if it would be possible to make jazz arrangements with the same concept of the compositions by Oskar Merikanto, a Finnish classical composer. The next year was the 10th anniversary of the festival and they wanted to celebrate it with Merikanto's music. The duo decided to do it, and the result was received with such enthusiasm that it had to be documented on CD. The next year the program was already received with appreciation in many concerts in Vancouver, Canada where Matheson is from.
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