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Koko Jazz Club , Helsinki

Aki Rissanen Trio

19.5. At 21:00

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Tickets 18 / 15 e

Find the hidden treasure in Helsinki for your swinging day off! Koko Jazz Club has some of the finest jazz artist in the world. It is a club run by musicians. That´s why some of the very best artists hit the stage when they are around, such as Dave Liebman, Joey Calderazzo, Jeff Watts, Adam Nussbaum and Tim Hagans. The artistic guideline of the programme is modern mainstream. It means we deliver the groove. Check out the musicians favourite in Helsinki, next to Hakaniemi subway stop.

 

Over the last few years Aki has quietly been building a name in the international jazz world both as a leader and as a sideman. With A morandom, he delivers his most authoritative work to date. There’s a fluidity in his playing and a boldness in his composing that deserves widespread praise and real recognition for one of the finest young European pianists.

Described by Downbeat as a ‘rising star around Europe, A morandom is the work that will introduce Aki Rissenen’s startling new talent to a global audience.

This music takes on a visual identity and is influenced by static minimal music, Western classical impressionism and Nordic lyricism. As Aki explains: ‘  he music on this album is based on an animation movie, to which I composed a soundtrack a few years ago, d irected by Tuula Leinonen and animated by the grand old man of the Finnish scene, Antti Peränne. Although the original music has gone through many stages of transformation, you can still hear a cinematic flavor in it’.

Rissanen maybe best known for his work with the Verneri Pohjola Quartet on Edition Records and ACT Music as well as with Dave Liebman on Ozella Music in Germany, yet he has made this album entirely his own. The quiet humility; the comradeship between long standing partners and friends; the classicism; a lyrical melancholy and distinctive rhythmical drive and finesse in his playing develop into a coherent statement. A morandom is set to make Aki Rissanen the new European pianist everyone is talking about in 2016.

Aki Rissanen, piano
Antti Lötjönen, bass
Teppo Mäkynen, drums

Doors open 20.45
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