Quintessence – 5am


It’s been a hell of a long time since I have really loved a CD until this last week. I picked up a CD by a Finnish new jazz group called Quintessence called 5am and from the first listen, the dreamy sounds and lyrics have had me hooked since. I experienced a similar reaction to the first and only album by Nuspirit Helsinki which I played most of late 2002 – early 2003. What is in the water in Helsinki that produces such beautiful and original sounds?