The Five Corners Quintet is a Helsinki-based jazz outfit that updates the past with panache.
"By whatever standards they are judged, The Five Corners Quintet are a class act. Without dumbing down or selling out they have moved jazz out of the dark ages
by delivering on Kallio's original idea of grooving jazz played in the classic modernistic spirit and underpinned with contemporary club rhythms."
Stuart Nicholson, The Observer
"Finland's Five Corners Quintet are back with more verve than anyone has right to expect... Classy modern jazz sounds"
"Top of the list for my hall pass from Drudgery would be Hot Corner ep, the latest from Finland's finest, the Five Corners Quintet. 'Hot Rod' kicks things off
with some fried chicken guitars, easy going handclaps and loosey goosey piano giving modal jazz a shuffling, entirely different flair. 'Shake It' is the stormer
with the tight interplay of Jukka Eskola on trumpet and Timo Lassy on tenor sax riding roilling rhythms from Antti Lotjonen and Teppo Makynen. Tuomas Kallio of
Nuspirit Helsinki fame does all the arrangements and he should be especially proud of this one"