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February 2004

Jimi plays Istanbul Feb 27-28. More shows follow in the beginning of April, in Switzerland and Austria. After the release of his new album, Jimi and his band will be touring Europe and playing at selected festivals from the end of May onwards.

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Let The Music video is now online!

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The world premiere of Jimi Tenor's new video Let The Music, from the album Higher Planes, takes place on Sessions on February 21st. The video is directed by Espen Jörgensen.

Still from Let The Music by Espen Jörgensen. Click for more..."It was a fun and liberating experience to work with Jimi", says Jörgensen. "He gave me creative freedom. The only adjustments he wanted after seeing the first cut was to add some skin and wet lips like in a R'n'B video. At first the thought of turning the video into a R'n'B video kind of scared me. I thought the video would wind up looking like it was done by two different directors who couldn't agree up on how it was going to look. But I managed to slip that in, and now the video looks even cooler."

Still from Let The Music by Espen Jörgensen. Click for more..."I kind of put my name on the line when doing this video as I'm doing stuff with the camera and lighting which you just "shouldn't do" according to the biz. But for me it's important to step away from established aesthetics, and do it your way. Why should one make a video which looks like the rest? I would be a coward if I did that."

Sessions on SubTV (Finland) Saturdays 17.30, re-run Sundays at 11.50.

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Jimi Tenor. Photo: Thron Ullberg Marko Gustafsson talks with Jimi Tenor about Jimi Tenor on Finnish radio YleQ. The one-hour programme in the series Miten minusta tuli minä, originally broadcast last year, airs on Feb 18 at 19.00 and again on the following Sunday at 6.30.

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Jimi Tenor Finnish experimental music videos 1963-2003 are screened at Tampere International Short Film Festival
on Mar 5. Featured are Mika Taanila, Erkki Kurenniemi, Circle, Jimi Tenor among many others.

 

 


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