Glamour & Decadence
On Glamour & Decadence you will find Gourmet serving such a fine variety of musical dishes that your bellybutton will pop out as a result. And that is a good sign, indicating that you will be fully satisfied with Gourmet's tasteful (or tastefully tasteless, depending on your taste) offering, which ranges from the smash-your-horn-to-the-wall raucousness of Motor-Up to the delicate ballad delivery of Kaksin and Kukka, and almost everything in between. Jazz Podium once wrote that 'plentiful eclecticism is the strength of this band' - it's hard argue with that one. In the 2001 critics poll organized by Finnish jazz magazine Jazzrytmit, Glamour & Decadence placed second in the Best Album of the Year category, losing only to an EMI-marketed Blue Note offering. G & D was also chosen as one of the five best Finnish jazz albums of 2001 by the Jazzradio show of the Finnish Broadcasting Company. (To give some perspective, ca. 50 jazz albums were released in Finland that year).