Expense of Spirit
Hardly any other jazz vocalist release has met with such unanimous enthusiasm from music journalists, features, and reviews as Tuomi's debut, 'Tightrope Walker'. It's successor, 'The Expense of Spirit', release 3/2007, once again proves the trio's utter fearlessness of heights, with an artistic and playfully light concoction of jazzy pop, Shakespeare-inspired lyrical songs and southern harmonies. Kristina Tuomi's natural soprano is confident and competent as it enters dialogue with Carsten Daerr's brilliant piano playing and Carlos Bica's singing contrabass. The result is a wealth of lyrically refined songs full of transparency, songs that challenge, seduce and fascinate their listeners. "The most sensual temptation in jazz lately..." Melodie & Rhythmus.