Jimi Tenor ‎– Europa

Puu ‎– PUU-2
CD, Album


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: PUU 002 CD 08179506
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L600

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PUU-2 Jimi Tenor Europa(LP, Album) Puu PUU-2 Finland 1995 Sell This Version
WARP CD 71, 678.2071.29 Jimi Tenor Europa(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] WARP CD 71, 678.2071.29 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
724384840327, none Jimi Tenor Europa(CD, Album, RE) Source, Warp Records 724384840327, none France 1995 Sell This Version
WARPCD71, RTD 126.3619.2, RTD 126.3619.2 30 Jimi Tenor Europa(CD, Album) Warp Records, Zomba, Zomba WARPCD71, RTD 126.3619.2, RTD 126.3619.2 30 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WARP CD 71 Jimi Tenor Europa(CD, Album, RE) Warp Records WARP CD 71 UK 1999 Sell This Version



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March 28, 2002

This was Tenor's second Puu-release. Before these he had already been active for several years in the Finnish music circles with his band, the Shamans. Earlier material was a some sort of a blend of noisy mechanical sounds, rock beat and electronic instruments. He made three albums with The Shamans, before changing style.

Europa finds Jimi in an relaxed, somewhat ironic and inpired mood. At the time of release, acid jazz was starting it's succesful if shortlived career, and Europa has some acid jazz elements, luckily executed in a lot more inspirational way than, let's say, Brand New Heavies. The subtle humor does also help to make this a classic.

On Europa we have loungy moods with relaxed grooves mixed with furious sax, flute and keyboard solos. The melodies are strong and very memorable, and each song has it's significant feeling. Solos are fine, if not brilliant. Tenor had studied some jazz, and played in a few jazz orchestras, but isn't quite as fluent and inspired in his solos as one could desire. Never the less, in this context they do the trick just fine. Rhythms are programmed well, and the ruff, old sounds give the record the atmosphere of an old soviet booze-cruiser's lounge-bar, which it deserves!

Enough! Check it out yourself.