New cd !
Frim-Fram Quartet has released it’s first cd-album “Lets Talk”! The record releasing gig was 8.10.2015 in Helsinki at Juttutupa, Ghettoblues-club.
Read the review from the page “Articles”, Keskisuomalainen, 16.11. 2015!
Blues on a wide scale!
The cd can be ordered from us at the price of 15 € + postage, and it can be purchased from gigs also.
Frim-Fram has been formed for the love of blues, jazz and roots-music. The material consists of originals and cover-versions of classics in Jazz-, Chicago- and countryblues styles. There is also a bit of New Orleans and even country in their repertoir.
Juki Välipakka and Sirpa Suomalainen have been working in various jazz & blues bands and projects around the Helsinki area. They are members of The Rooty Toot Toot Band, which is also the houseband on Juurilla-klubi in Kanneltalo which has featured many a great quests vocalists (Eero Raittinen, Jonna Tervomaa, Johanna Försti, Sami Saari, Esa Kaartamo, Edu Kettunen, Jukka Gustavson, Marjo Leinonen, Saara Soisalo, Nina Tapio, Pepe Ahlqvist, Sam Huber, Fredi) over the years it has been functioning. They also perform together in Blue Piano Band, Veljet & Siskot, and Soul ‘n Body. Juki has been nominated Finland’s best male jazz vocalist nine times by the critics poll arranged by the magazine Jazzrytmit.
Together they have performed in many blues- and jazzclubs and festivals in Finland, and also in Istanbul (Nardis Jazzclub). An album of their own material with Frim-Fram Quartet has just been released.
This extended version of Frim-Fram consists of Juki and Sirpa plus keyboardist Harri Taittonen, who plays Hammond-organ, and drummer Mikael Seire.
FFQ started doing gigs spring 2015, and almost immediately got into recording an album. The material consists of Juki’s compositions. The style is still versatile: jazz blues, Chicago-blues, a bit of delta, some crossover rockabilly-influences.