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Iiro Rantala

how long is now? - CD

  • Format: CD (erhältlich auch als Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9823-2
  • Barcode: 614427982322
  • German Release: 26/08/2016
  • Genre: Jazz, Piano Jazz

This new trio album with Peter Erskine (drums) and Lars Danielsson (bass) constitutes a many-faceted summing-up of a happy and resoundingly creative phase of Rantala’s life.

CD € 17,50



"Avoid the basic concept of the jazz piano trio and make it more groovy, with simple melodies” Iiro RantalaAfter the album “My Working Class Hero,” dedicated to John Lennon and “Tears for Esbjörn,” a homage to the influential Swedish pianist, “How Long Is Now?” puts the spotlight fairly and squarely back on to the Finnish pianist, composer and life-force Iiro Rantala. This new trio album with Peter Erskine (drums) and Lars Danielsson (bass) constitutes a many-faceted summing-up of a happy and resoundingly creative phase of Rantala’s life.Rantala says of the new album: “I think this is one of those ‘composition is the king’ kind of projects. The theme, the writing, the mood of the composition are the most important things.” Seven of the thirteen compositions here are by Rantala himself, three tracks by the other players in the trio...

line up

Iiro Rantala / piano
Lars Danielsson / bass
Peter Erskine / drums, percussion


Recording Information

Music composed by Iiro Rantala, unless otherwise noted

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Adrian von Ripka at Bauer Studio, Ludwigsburg
June 10 & 11, 2015

Produced by Siggi Loch

Artwork by Siggi Loch