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International press quotes:

"On their new album, "Chasin' the Jazz Gone By", the band play stylish jazz tailored for the dancefloor using samplers and sequencers; live, they play dynamic, danceable acoustic jazz. Powered by drummer Teppo 'Teddy Rok' Makynen and trumpet prodigy Jukka Eskola, they have the potential to become a major draw on the European Jazz Circuit."
THE OBSERVER, Stuart Nicholson, 28.8.2005

"These 12 tracks could easily be a triumph of style over substance — but instead they update the past with panache."
THE TIMES, John Bungey, 1.10.2005

"Oddly enough, Finland enjoys a remarkable affininty with the Golden Age of modern US jazz. [...] A crowd of 2,500 turned up when US crooner Mark Murphy joined the Five Corners for a concert in Helsinki last month, and he sounds in his element with them on his four guest tracks here. Trumpeter Jukka Eskola suggests a prime-period Donald Byrd, vibist Sereri Pyysalo recalls Bobby Hutcherson, tenorist Eero Koivistoinen comes over like a Yusef Lateef disciple, drummer Teppo Makynen grooves like a young Billy Higgins and the sweet-voiced Okou adds charm to the shimmering waltz, Blue Cycles, that opens the session. Catch them."
EVENING STANDARD

"While Finland's current cultural associations extend no farther than moomins and reindeer, this small but influential Nordic country could potentially be credited with bringing jazz into the 21st century."
UNDERCOVER MAGAZINE, Sarah Marshall

"Wonderful stuff, pure genius. This super fresh Helsinki based five piece once again show why Scandinavia seems to be leading the way when it comes to all things jazz"
DJ MAGAZINE

"Doper than dope"
STRAIGHT NO CHASER MAGAZINE

"Stunning"
BLUES & SOUL MAGAZINE

"This is heavy, real jazz for the future. Search out!"
BREAKIN POINT MAGAZINE

"That fire burns in Helsinki's Five Corners Quintet, who bop so hard you can almost hear starched white collars being popped and square-rimmed glasses fogging up behind the studio window."
XLR8R MAGAZINE, October 2005 issue

"Chasin' The Jazz Gone By" is about as hip as you can get without throwing your back out"
ALL ABOUT JAZZ, George Harris