Thursday, December 21, 2017

Olli Ahvenlahti - Thinking, Whistling (WE JAZZ RECORDS 2017)

The legendary Finnish pianist/composer Olli Ahvenlahti returns with his first new jazz work in decades! The new album "Thinking, Whistling" will be released 1 Dec by Helsinki's We Jazz Records, and the first digital single "Minor Minor" is available 3 Nov. 

The new record finds Ahvenlahti team up with the Jaska Lukkarinen Trio, one of the most highly-regarded ensembles in Finnish jazz. From funk-influenced acoustic jazz to heartfelt ballads, the band are delightfully in a world of their own, drawing from Ahvenlahti's effortless pianism and the trios natural swing.

1. Thinking, Whistling 05:31
2. Minor Minor 04:32
3. Miles Away 04:37
4. Say It Again 03:50
5. Black Forest Air 05:19
6. Late Night 03:56
7. A Piano Song 03:59
8. Saturday 04:16
9. Little White 06:22

Composed by Olli Ahvenlahti
Arranged by Olli Ahvenlahti New Quartet
Olli Ahvenlahti, piano
Jussi Kannaste, tenor sax
Antti Lötjönen, bass
Jaska Lukkarinen, drums
Produced by Olli Ahvenlahti, Jaska Lukkarinen & Matti Nives