December 15th, track 15: Warp Drive by Liberty Ship
Esa Pietilä leads a team of Finnish jazz all stars (Aki Rissanen, Antti Lötjönen, Olavi Louhivuori) on this double album of fantastic improvisation. Voted as “Album of the Year” in the New York City Jazz Record magazine in 2013. Enough said.
December 3rd, track #3: “Under Ground” by Elifantree
Elifantree have, since their debut in 2010, risen in status. They are now considered by many to be one of the most ambitious and innovative pop/jazz groups in Finland. Their sound has changed quite a lot by their third album “Movers and Shakers”, released in 2015. More changes came their way with the departure of their original drummer Tatu Rönkkö. Olavi Louhivuori replaced Tatu in February 2016 giving the band a new boost of creative energy. A new album is in the works.
Meanwhile, please enjoy the first track of their debut album!
Pauli Lyytinen – sax
Anni Egecioglu – vocals
Tatu Rönkkö – drums