supported by
/
  • 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.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Turn Out the Stars - Music by Bill Evans via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      €9 EUR or more 

     

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

    + a Download of THIS album!

    This special price includes FREE SHIPPING worldwide.

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

      €35 EUR or more 

     

1.
2.
The Growl 05:51
3.
4.
5.
Lullaby Lilt 07:41
6.
7.
8.
9.
Rambling 06:00
10.
11.
Snake Minor 04:52
12.
13.
Strolling 05:11
14.
15.
16.
17.

about

The Sound of Village Duo, as pianist Mika Pohjola and multi-instrumentalist Yusuke Yamamoto calls it, is based in New York City. In addition to local gigs, the duo has toured Scandinavia and Japan, and completed five recordings, mostly in Pohjola's home studio in East Village.

The remarkable thing about this duo is that it does not play any composed repertoire. All recordings, most notably their self-titled Sound of Village, and concerts are all free improvisations. Yet, the style is not "free jazz", but rather tune-like attempts with singable melodies, harmony and rhythm. The trademark is a plethora of sound sources, where Yamamoto switches between various percussion, drumset, loops and - not the least - the flute.

The collaboration started in 1998, when Pohjola called Yamamoto to his East Village studio apartment to try out some new recording gear, which Pohjola purchased for his remote radio show which aired in Finland. While playing they noticed the musical result was something to develop. The following year, they started their multi-year residency at the Knitting Factory club in downtown Manhattan.

Live in Tokyo is Sound of Village Duo's complete, nearly two-hour concert at Shinjuku Pit Inn, here released in the same sequence as they played live.

credits

released April 1, 2020

Mika Pohjola - piano
Yusuke Yamamoto - percussion, loops, flute

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Blue Music Group Stockholm, Sweden

The Small Label with Big Music

contact / help

Contact Blue Music Group

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account