After five trio recordings and a solo outing, Joona Toivanen indulges himself for a second time in the glorious world of contemporary solo piano. Contemporary, meaning the instrument is extended by preparation.
However, Lone Room is an acoustic adventure, while Polarities (2013) employed overdubbing, electronics and heavier preparation. Toivanen is an adept writer and a logical improviser with his own individual voice, who balances his output masterfully between natural-sounding harmonic beauty and bold melodic statements.
JOONA TOIVANEN: Lone Room
Cam Jazz CAMJ 7904-2