Eero Koivistoinen Illusion

    Available on: 3.11.2017

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    CD

    14 

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    Illusion is the second recording of Eero Koivistoinen Quartet for Svart Records after the quartet’s debut Hati Hati. The ensemble has worked together for five years, performing at festivals and clubs in Finland and the USA.

    Playing together for 5 years has made the ensemble tight and the interplay is happening. All members of the quartet are recording artists and playing busy in many other combinations as well. Drummer Jussi Lehtonen is making his Svart Records debut at the same time with his Quintet recording Move On. Pianist Alexi Tuomarila released recently his second trio album Kingdom on Edition Records. Bass player Jori Huhtala just finished recording with his new trio Jori Huhtala 3.

    The title tune Illusion is a new composition in a lyrical atmosphere. Big 5 is named after 5 African game animals, the time signature is also 5/4. Eero is playing soprano sax. What animal is this? Maybe a leopard. Catalonia is a melody from a suite El Viejo Almacen for a big band. First in rubato and then modal vamping in 6/4

    Straight Up is one of the most popular tunes that Eero ever wrote. There is also a big band version of it on Arctic Blues / Umo Jazz Orchestra / Svart album. Is Blue In Green composed by Miles Davis or Bill Evans? My vote is Evans. This is a soprano sax & piano duet from an earlier Hati Hati session. Hallanvaara’s melodic motives can be found in a song Harmaaparta, Hallanvaara. It is based on a poem by famous Hannu Salama. The composition has a dark and free feeling starting with the famous big gong of the studio.

    This recording session was the last one made in the famous M1 Studio of YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Company). The title Goodbye M1 is dedicated to the studio where I myself and so many others have had a number sessions and memorable moments during the 35 years that this sidewise largest studio in Finland was still active.

    Eero Koivistoinen Quartet

    Eero Koivistoinen tenor and soprano sax
    Alexi Tuomarila piano
    Jori Huhtala bass
    Jussi Lehtonen drums

    There is a palpable sense of honesty, thought, experience and commitment that is apparent from the first note.
    Dave Liebman

    Eero Koivistoinen has been one of the most constantly creative saxophonists, composers, and band leaders I’ve known through the years.. He is always developing and documenting music that is full of his beautiful honest expression… I’m a big fan…
    Joe Lovano

    Eero Koivistoinen is truly a legend in Finnish jazz – or as the current terminology would have it,
    a genuine ‘local hero’. He really deserves much greater recognition across Europe…
    Stuart Nicholson

    Illusion 6.04

    Big Five 5.02

    Catalonia 7.32

    Straight Up 5.31

    Blue In Green 3.51

    Hallanvaara 5.48

    Goodbye M1 6.09

    Eero Koivistoinen products

      Eero Koivistoinen Illusion

      Available on: 3.11.2017

      Please note! When you order pre-order items and available items together, your order ships when all items are in stock.

      LP

      19 

      incl. 24% VAT

      Black vinyl, limited to 300

      Eero Koivistoinen has been one of the most constantly creative saxophonists, composers, and band leaders I’ve known through the years.  He is always developing and documenting music that is full of his beautiful honest expression. I’m a big fan.

      Joe Lovano

      llusion 6.04

      Big Five 5.02

      Catalonia 7.32

      Straight Up 5.31

      Blue In Green 3.51

      Hallanvaara 5.48

      Goodbye M1 6.09

      Eero Koivistoinen products

        Eero Koivistoinen Illusion

        Available on: 3.11.2017

        Please note! When you order pre-order items and available items together, your order ships when all items are in stock.

        LP (blue)

        20 

        incl. 24% VAT

        Blue vinyl, limited to 200.

        Eero Koivistoinen has been one of the most constantly creative saxophonists, composers, and band leaders I’ve known through the years.  He is always developing and documenting music that is full of his beautiful honest expression. I’m a big fan.

        Joe Lovano

        llusion 6.04

        Big Five 5.02

        Catalonia 7.32

        Straight Up 5.31

        Blue In Green 3.51

        Hallanvaara 5.48

        Goodbye M1 6.09

        Eero Koivistoinen products