| BJORKENHEIM, RAOUL (ECSTASY) |
Label : Cuneiform Records
Year : 2014
Format : CD
Style : Jazz / Rock
Availability : In stock
Price : 14.70 € - BUY
|Description :||Guitarist and composer Raoul Björkenheim emerged from Finland in the 80s with Edward Vesala's band, then started his own group, Krakatau, who recorded for ECM and Cuneiform. |
He is probably best known for his work with Scorch Trio and with Bill Laswell and Morgan Agren in Blixt, but he has been a busy, active player for the last 30 years. As anyone who has every seen him can attest, he is one of the great, unheralded guitarists of our time.
Ecstasy is his new electric, ecstatic jazz band, which features some of the younger talents on the Finnish jazz scene and which was designed to be an ensemble that will regularly go out and tour. The group consists of Raoul, Pauli Lyytinen (saxophones),Jori Huhtala (contrabass) and Markku Ounaskari (drums) in a repertory of original compositions painting swirling polyrhythms with a free-tonal palette.
With influences ranging from Korean and African music to contemporary chamber music, new jazz and free rock, Ecstasy's mission is to elevate its audiences with their high energy and dedication to adventurous sound.
|Titles :||01. El Pueblo Unido 5:46 |
02. Sos 5:38
03. Deeper* 4:56
04. No Delay 5:01
05. Through the Looking Glass* 3:30
06. As Luck Would Have It 5:30
07. Subterranean Samba* 4:14
08. Threshold 4:47
09. The Sky Is Ruby 6:25