Other media

(reviews, interviews, radio, magazines)


”For the Fans of Jeff Beck, Steve Lukather and Gary Moore” -Eclipsed Rock Magazine, DE

"One of the Best guitarists of our time". And even better: "Jartse´s guitarwork can be compared to Al Di Meola, Steve Vai or Steve Morse...and he definitely does not need to hide behind them.” -Nemesis Rocks, DE 22.4.2016

"Fazit: Unfassbar großartig. Conclusion: Incredibly great." -Metalglory Magazine, DE 17.5.2016
"Jartse Tuominen has resolved a mystery of how to create instrumental songs a voice. The greatest difficulty in instrumental albums usually is that the player scales up and down with speed leaving no space to feeling. Jartse quite the opposite gives songs a soul with melody....and plays himself to listeners hearts."

"Extraordinary is the opening track of ´Untold Stories´ and the Finnish Sixstringer can be defined with the same description..... Jartse has an enormous stylistic bandwith in portfolio, which he uses here giving his best on this impressive instrumental album.... ´Metal Heaven´ chose him as one of the Top guitarists in Europe - with a good reason!" -Planet Music Magazine, Austria 2/2016

This album is bound to please fans of both classic and progressive rock. Jartse Tuominen has proven that he is a very talented, highly skilled guitar player and composer. I’d think that any decent classic rock bar or lounge would like to add his new songs to their playlist. -Valkyrian Music, UK 12.4.2016 (4/5 stars)

"Finnish guitarist Jartse Tuominen is definitely "the next thing”, the ultimate star at guitar cosmos!” -German Music Newsletter, DE 14.3.2016 (9/10 stars)

"The Finn is one of a kind and his credits and crown ´The King of Instrumental Fusion´ are well-deserved." -Metal Underground, AT 20.3.2016 (4/5 stars)

”Tuominen is strongest at great ballads Untold and Time to go. Very impressive guitarplaying. If Carlos Santana is called the Master of Magnificent melodies, Tuominen definitely deserves the same title.” -Väylän pyörre, FI 10.3.2016 (4/5 stars)

"Untold Stories provides the listener with a highly entertaining mix of fiddly guitar rock, jazz rock and progressive ingredients. Those who like artists such as Steve Vai and Jeff Beck will definitely like to listen to this!”  -InMusic / InHard Magazine, DE. 18.3.2016 (4/5 stars)

"The opener ´Extraordinary´ shows the class which certainly comes close to the performance of Steve Morse, Steve Vai or Al Di Meola.” -Crossfire metal, DE (8/10 stars)

”Definitely this is a well-done instrumental rock album and warmly recommended to all who appreciate the guitar heroics of artists such as JEFF BECK, GARY MOORE or JOHN McLAUGHLIN.” - Prog Archives, Finnish reviewer 16.2.2016

"Whenever you need a session or studio player and Steve Lukather is not available, Jartse Tuominen could be your man!”  -Lords of Metal, NL

"His style ranges from complex fusion to heavy rock. The melodies are always the primary focus and his playing shines in typical slow ballads with soaring leads - I say Gary Moore and you know what I mean.” - Lords of Metal, NL

"A guitarist out of the ordinary - usually called Finland 's sharpest guitarist. A mix of hard rock and fusion, a bit like getting Al DiMeola, Scott Henderson and Steve Vai at the same time!” -Tradera, SE


Prog Core Project interview Canada / Denis Champagne

Aii Radio Interview New York / Scott Brownstone

Progressive review by Lucas Biela/Prog Archives

Time of Change review by Lucas Biela/Prog Archives

Northern Lights review by Lucas Biela/Prog Archives

Prog Core Live Show Canada/ Denis Champagne & Pierre Lemoyne

Guitar Nine's interview by Dan McAvinchey

Satakunnan Kansa/ Johnny Kai Forssell



Radio Fun: GTR-Tour 2015

Blues News: GTR-Tour

Kainuun Sanomat: Huippukitaristit Vuokattiin

My News Desk: GTR-Tourin 10-vuotisjuhlakiertue

Music Finland - Jazzahead

Blues News

Visiting San Antonio Musicians Talk Show   

Radio Unerhört Marburg: Finnish Jazz-zeit 



Rock Academy Tampere; guitar clinic Jartse Tuominen

Rock Academy Jyväskylä; guitar clinic Jartse Tuominen

Radio Fun interview

Classicrock Suomi: Jartse Tuominen Untold Stories release and tour

Helsingin Uutiset: Huippukitaristi Jartse Tuominen Untold Stories kiertueella 

Aamuset: Untold Stories kiertue tuo kitaristi Jartse Tuomisen Turkuun

Tamperelainen: Huippukitaristi Jartse Tuominen vierailee Tampereella

Radio Vaasa: interview

Forum24: Nimekäs kitaristi Ouluun 

Rumba, FI: News

ProgArchives: Untold Stories review

Lords of Metal, NL: Untold Stories Review

Imatralainen: Maailmalla uraa luonut kitaristilegenda soittaa Imatralla

DeepGround Magazine: Review

Väylän Pyörre, FI: Review (4/5 stars)

FFM Rock Magazine: Review (8/10 stars)

German Music News: Review "Album of the Day" (9/10 stars)

Musicreviews.de: Review

Crossfire, Germany: Review (8/10 points)

Medien info, DE: Music Charts / Jartse Tuominen Untold Stories

Picanetherlands, NL: Top 100 Hit Chart / Jartse Tuominen

Metal Underground, AT: Review (4/5 stars)

Handwritten Mag, DE: Review (4/5 stars)

AiiRadio: Saturday Flight Live Show with Jartse

BetreutesProggen.de: Review (31.3.2016)

Weltmusik Magazin, DE: Review. "Album of the Month" (19.3.2016) 

Metalhead, IT: Review 9.4.2016 (8/10 stars)

Aristocrazia, IT: Review 11.4.2016

Backagain, DE: Review & video

ISKC Rock Radio, NL: "The Album of the week" 11.4.2016

Valkyrian music, UK: Review 12.4.2016 (4/5 stars)

Untold Stories in Top Albums of the Year 2016 chart in Germany

Hit-Tracks Top100, Netherlands: Time to Go #20 

Nemesis Rocks, DE: Review 22.4.2016

Time to Go on Dutch Hit-tracks Top100 chart at #11 (30.4.2016)

Time to Go on Hit-tracks Top100 chart at #4 in Netherlands 21.5.2016

Review eReM Germany 15.5.2016

Review by Metalglory Magazine, DE 17.5.2016

Review by The Rockpit,AU 7.9.16

Review by Rocktopia/Alexandra Mrozowska UK 20.09.16

Radio Ramona, Rauma Finland 14.10.16

Review by Metal Bite. USA 22.12.16



Review by Time For Metal Germany 29.1.17

Interview by Dan McAvinchey/Guitar Nine. USA 2/17

Pete's Rock News and Views. Wales, UK 2.3.17 

Review by Colossus Magazine, FIN 20.03.17

Untold Stories on Prog Core Live Radio Show, Toronto, Canada 31.03.17

Interview by Skilly Magazine, USA 01.04.17

Interview by Noise.fi/ Pale Saarinen


Time of Change review Pete's Rock News and Views, UK 29.4.18

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