Jimi Tenor



About Jimi Tenor

Finland's Jimi Tenor is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, and producer. Since 1994, the Finnish native's work has ranged across modern music's spectrum. Though he began recording in the 1980s, his career in electronic dance music began in 1994 with Sähkömies. A world-class baritone and tenor saxophonist and flutist, he has also embraced numerous strains of jazz and African traditions. With 1997's Intervision, he experimented with jazz-funk. 2004's Beyond the Stars was recorded in collaboration with Five Corners Quintet, melding post-bop, soul, and house music. He commenced a long collaborative relationship with Kabu Kabu with 2007's jazz-funk outing Joystone. Two years later, he and Afrobeat drum legend Tony Allen cut Inspiration Information, wedding Afrobeat to post-millennium jazz. In 2013, Tenor collaborated with the avant-jazz big band UMO on Mysterium Magnum. In 2015, he issued the prog rock-esque Electric Willow, with Tenors of Kalma. In 2020 Tenor returned to electronic music with Metamorpha. Two retrospective collections, Ny, Hel, Barca and Deep Sound Learning appeared from Bureau B in 2021. The label followed by convincing Tenor to record the completely solo Multiversum in 2022.

Lahti, Finland

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