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Live Around Europe is a collection of pianist and composer Mika Pohjola�s European live concerts from summer jazz festivals in 1996 and 1997, featuring bassist Matt Penman and drummer Roberto Dani. All tracks are written by Pohjola's the creative and productive pen, but the renditions here are rather exclamatory versions of tunes heard on his excellent Myths & Beliefs (1996, GM Recordings) featuring guitarist Mick Goodrick and the two subsequent follow-ups, The Secret of the Castle and Announcement, both featuring saxophonist Chris Cheek.

On Live Around Europe Pohjola is in a trio setting (as he is on his Blue Note recording), and often more free as a pianist and leader to explore alternative angles and longer versions to his tunes, than the studio versions with his quartets would allow. It is worth mentioning that it is the compositional variety which sets the sound of the trio, and that is particularly conspicuous on this outing.

More than twenty years later from their initial recording, this trio can now be heard at its best in a remastered edition of a nearly two-hour release.

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released March 20, 2020

Mika Pohjola - piano
Matt Penman - bass
Roberto Dani - drums

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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 became a Steinway piano artist in 1997, and records a variety of music which is characterized by a particularly high quality.

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