We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €8 EUR  or more

     

  • You'll get the Northern Sunrise CD and a Download of THIS album. Northern Sunrise features saxophonist Steve Wilson, guitarist Ben Monder, bassist Massimo Biolcati, drummer Mark Ferber, and compositions by pianist Mika Pohjola.

    Listen: northern.bluemusicgroup.com

    Includes unlimited streaming of Announcement via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      €14 EUR or more 

     

  • You'll get the Japanese Market Special Edition CD "Trio Hour" and a Download of THIS album.

    Listen: triohour.bluemusicgroup.com

    Includes unlimited streaming of Announcement via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      €14 EUR or more 

     

  • You'll get "Two for the Road" by the great late Jill Seifers Walsh and a Download of THIS album.

    Listen: broadway.bluemusicgroup.com

    Includes unlimited streaming of Announcement via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      €14 EUR or more 

     

  • You'll get these CDs
    • SONGS OF FINLAND
    Listen: finland.bluemusicgroup.com
    • LEIVONEN LUMIMYRSKYSSÄ (A Lark in the Snowstorm) (Tango Music by Toivo Kärki)
    Listen: leivonen.bluemusicgroup.com
    • SCANDINAVIAN YULETIDE VOICES (feat. Sanni Orasmaa, Eeppi Ursin, Laura Arpiainen, Theo Bleckmann, Rigmor Gustafsson, Lisa Werlinder and others.)
    Listen: christmascarols.bluemusicgroup.com

    FREE SHIPPING worldwide.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Announcement via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      €29 EUR or more 

     

  • High quality Blue Music Group CDs at a clearance price! FREE SHIPPING worldwide. These albums are discounted because of excessive stock, not due to quality reasons. All albums contain pristine music and a production of the highest quality.

    • KAMMARENSEMBLEN: VI (2020) (Double-CD)
    Listen: vi.bluemusicgroup.com
    • PUTTES ÄVENTYR I BLÅBÄRSSKOGEN (2016)
    Listen: putte.bluemusicgroup.com
    • DAS ORCHESTER: CONSORTS (2015)
    Listen: consorts.bluemusicgroup.com
    • JILL SEIFERS WALSH: TWO FOR THE ROAD (2008)
    Listen: broadway.bluemusicgroup.com
    • SONGS OF FINLAND (2007)
    Listen: finland.bluemusicgroup.com
    • LEIVONEN LUMIMYRSKYSSÄ (Tango Music of Toivo Kärki) (2006)
    Listen: leivonen.bluemusicgroup.com
    • MIKA POHJOLA: ANNOUNCEMENT (1998)
    Listen: announcement.bluemusicgroup.com

    Includes unlimited streaming of Announcement via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days

      €35 EUR or more 

     

  • A Special Bundle with 5 CDs by pianist & composer Mika Pohjola:
    • TRIO HOUR (w. Kyle Struve & Dan Loomis)
    Listen: triohour.bluemusicgroup.com
    • NORTHERN SUNRISE (w. Steve Wilson, Ben Monder, Massimo Biolcati & Mark Ferber)
    Listen: northern.bluemusicgroup.com
    • LANDMARK (w. Miguel Zenón, Ben Monder, Fernando Huergo, Roberto Dani & Johanna Grüssner)
    Listen: landmark.bluemusicgroup.com
    • ANNOUNCEMENT (w. Chris Cheek, Matt Penman, Roberto Dani)
    Listen: announcement.bluemusicgroup.com
    • TWO FOR THE ROAD (w. Jill Seifers Walsh)
    Listen: broadway.bluemusicgroup.com

    FREE SHIPPING worldwide.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Announcement via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      €45 EUR or more 

     

  • A bundle of 6 CDs (incl. one double-CD) + 1 Download of contemporary Swedish music:
    • Lunaria by Ensemble Ma (2021)
    Listen: lunaria.bluemusicgroup.com
    • Horn & Sound by Sören Hermansson (2020)
    Listen: horn.bluemusicgroup.com
    • VI by KammarensembleN (Double-CD) (2020)
    Listen: vi.bluemusicgroup.com
    • Le Nouvel Amour by Alexandra Büchel & Das Orchester (2018)
    Listen: amour.bluemusicgroup.com
    • 4 by KammarensembleN (2017)
    Listen: four.bluemusicgroup.com
    • Consorts by Das Orchester (2015)
    Listen: consorts.bluemusicgroup.com

    FREE SHIPPING Worldwide.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Announcement via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      €54 EUR or more 

     

  • FREE SHIPPING Worldwide.

    • Ivo Nilsson: Tanken skall blåsas ur en gång per skift (2022)
    • Ensemble Ma: Lunaria (2021)
    • Lipparella: Hidden Voices (2021)
    • Sören Hermansson: Horn & Sound (2020)
    • KammarensembleN: VI (2020)
    • Das Orchester: Le Nouvel Amour (2018)
    • KammarensembleN: 4 (2017)
    • Johanna Grüssner & Mika Pohjola: Puttes äventyr i Blåbärsskogen (2016)
    • Das Orchester: Consorts (2015)
    • Mika Pohjola: Trio Hour (2013)
    • Johanna Grüssner: Nu ska vi sjunga (2013)
    • Steve Wilson, Ben Monder etc: Northern Sunrise (2009)
    • Jill Seifers Walsh: Two for the Road (2008)
    • Many Artists: Songs of Finland (2007)
    • Johanna Grüssner: Nu blir sommar (2007)
    • Eeppi Ursin, Mika Pohjola etc: Leivonen Lumimyrskyssä (2006)
    • Rigmor Gustafsson, Eeppi Ursin, Theo Bleckmann etc: Scandinavian Yuletide Voices (2005)
    • Tove Jansson, Johanna Grüssner etc: Moomin Voices (2003)
    • Miguel Zenón, Ben Monder etc: Landmark (2002)
    • Mika Pohjola, Chris Cheek etc: Announcement (1998)
    • Mika Pohjola, Matt Penman etc: Live at the Blue Note (1996)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Announcement via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days

      €153 EUR or more 

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 122 Blue Music Group releases available on Bandcamp and save 50%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Tanken skall blåsas ur en gång per skift - Daily Work, Relax to Modern Sounds, Hidden Voices, Lunaria, Works for Piano & Wind Instruments, Horn & Sound, The Greatest Northern Christmas Carols, Kauneimmat joululaulut, and 114 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      €494.50 EUR or more (50% OFF)

     

1.
Party 08:29
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

about

Mika Pohjola is a superb technician who also possesses a crafty compositional pen as the artist generally pushes his creative faculties to the limits, evidenced by an increasingly rich recorded legacy. With this 1998 effort, the pianist along with saxophonist Chris Cheek and longtime running mates, drummer Roberto Dani and bassist Matt Penman integrate ferocious soloing into a palate often consisting of vibrant choruses, peppery exchanges, swiftly executed rhythms and lyrically rich unison lines. However, Pohjola also excels as a forward thinking visionary who draws upon widespread influences, whether it is far eastern modalities, Scandinavian folk or the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, while also injecting innocent, lullaby style melodies into the grand scheme of things. Simply stated, Announcement represents a joyous event that supersedes a good portion of the nondescript, overly hyped, and rigorously marketed 90's and 2000 brand of post-bop, whereas this refreshing and altogether stirring production imparts a lasting impression. -All Music Guide

credits

released July 15, 1998

Mika Pohjola - piano & composer
Chris Cheek - tenor & soprano saxophones
Matt Penman - bass
Roberto Dani - drums

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Blue Music Group Stockholm, Sweden

The Small Label with Big Music.

Blue Music Group is the vision of composition, performance and production of Mika Pohjola. Having recorded his debut album for composer legend Gunther Schuller’s GM Recordings, Pohjola started self-releasing in 1997, and recording other artists in 2008, New York jazz as well as Swedish contemporary classical musicians.

FREE SHIPPING Worldwide on all CDs!
... more

contact / help

Contact Blue Music Group

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Blue Music Group recommends:

If you like Announcement, you may also like: