We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.
supported by
/
1.
2.
3.
4.
Old C 05:45
5.
Master Yoda 05:48
6.
Small Toes 07:00
7.

about

I first met Pekka Pylkkänen in the early eighties while working in Helsinki with the UMO Big Band. He was an aspiring saxophonist who approached me about having a lesson. I remember this young lad coming to my hotel with a moderate amount of skills and a strong desire to learn as much as he could about the music. Even then I sensed that this guy would go far. Fast-forward 25 years. Pekka sent me a copy of his latest recording, and what I hear is a mature player who has truly come up with a compelling sound, both as a composer and instrumentalist. The music on this album is simply great, and I am very happy to see and hear that Pekka has grown into the musician that he is today. He's created compositions with an elegant complexity that showcases his saxophone playing in a unique and personal way. The band sounds wonderful on Pekka's arrangements, and plays the music with grace and style. The music warrants multiple listenings in order to catch all the nuance of the writing and playing. I find that I like the music more with each listening. I urge you all to let this recording grow on you, and spend the time to fully absorb all that it has to offer. Pekka Pylkkänen and company have made a great recording that will remain in my CD changer for quite a while to come.

Bob Mintzer

credits

released January 31, 2013

Pekka Pylkkänen - alto and soprano saxophones
Samuli Mikkonen - piano and keyboards
Pekka Luukka - guitar
Ville Huolman - bass
Jaska Lukkarinen - 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 Listen!, you may also like: