The harmonica player displays acrobatic command over an instrument rarely used in jazz groups. His compositions tactfully combine sounds of varying weights into compelling structures. They are complex, yet relaxed. Profound, yet accessible. Siroko is a an intimistic jazz record, and representative of a new direction in Olivier Ker Ourio’s musical development, one focused less on groove and harmonic intricacy and more on melody and respiration. On this record, Olivier is backed by famous Californian guitarist Ralph Towner and double-bassist Heiri Kaenzig.