The way outside of the box
A jack of many trades, Sid Hille has reimagined himself as a pianist many times before, but this disc may prove to be a pinnacle in...
Reconstructing the classics
There are perhaps more excellent trumpeters today than ever in Finland. Kalevi Louhivuori certainly belongs to this bunch.
Four good ’uns
Jukka Eskola’s 10-inch EP is not only the debut for the trumpeter’s trio (Mikko Helevä, organ; Teppo Mäkynen, drums), but also the dawn of a new...
Gratifying solo piano
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...
Poignant, witty, thoughtful
Poignant, witty, agile, mischievous, thoughtful, beautiful: this is Timo Alakotila and his piano, alone at last.
A true sound garden
Sometimes a record gives you the impression of sneaking into a secret place, in this case maybe a small house in the forest with a light...
Pillar of the Finnish folk music community
Tallari succeeds in transforming into whatever it wishes, something always remains – the fundamental lilt and the soulful playing.
A Finnish wedding night
A delightfully fresh debut disc of originals in the spirit of trad plus new takes on folk music, both instrumental and with vocal seasoning.
Songs in the Helsinki lingo
This is a brilliant recording made up of scraps of information, gems from the archives and the contributions of contemporary speakers of the Helsinki lingo.