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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Monday, March 07, 2016

CD Review: Aki Rissanen Trio - Amorandom

Aki Rissanen (pno); Antti Löjönen (bs); Teppo Mäkynen (dms). 
(Review by Lance).
We don't get very many jazz discs for review from Finland although this one actually came via London and Edition Records. So, in these cash-strapped times, when the team at Edition give it the thumbs up it's obviously got something.

Downbeat described Rissanen as  a Rising star around Europe. Dave Liebman said, "He [Aki] is one of the best young pianists I have heard in years." The Guardian [John Fordham?] kicked in with "A melodic imagination and instinct to blend the familiar into unfamiliar shapes." So accurately put that it makes me realise why he is working in the lofty heights of The Guardian and I'm going down the mean streets and shadowy alleys of BSH!
But yes, that does some it up so well. thank you John.
Contemporary piano, for sure, but not beyond comprehension - how could it be? it was composed for an animated film realised by, I quote, the grand old man of the Finnish animation scene, Antti Peränne.
I want to see that film!
Listen to Bird Vision.
Lance.
Available now on Edition Records.

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