Iiro Rantala
Iiro Rantala Songbook

VÖ: 15.11.2014

Genre: Bücher, Piano Jazz


BOE7752, 9783865438607

20 compositions selected by the artist
„Rantala has found to his own, melodious vocabulary that coquets with the light muse and at the same time preserves it’s musical sophistication.” Rondo (DE)
„Iiro Rantala has as much energy in his little finger as others have in both hands.” Stern (DE)
„A virtuoso who raises versatility to another level, Iiro’s a hero.” The Evening Standard (GB)
Iiro Rantala
"Intelligence, humor, a lot of sentiment, unpredictable ideas, and exquisite piano craftsmanship" (FAZ). Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala is described as "a force of nature at the keys" (Jazz Thing). For nearly 20 years, he dominated jazz stages across Europe and beyond with the anarchic trio Töykeät. His subsequent ACT debut album, "Lost Heroes," marked a turning point in his music. While unrestrained exuberance had previously ruled, Rantala now seeks and finds strength in melody, harmony, and deep emotion. His mischievousness still shines through, along with his outstanding classical piano skills. Rantala manages a delicate balance in many ways. He's celebrated by critics, receiving accolades like the German Record Critics' Annual Award, the ECHO Jazz, the Finnish EMMA Award, and many more. Simultaneously, he's a favorite of audiences, performing at hundreds, if not thousands, of concerts. Whether in classical temples like the Berlin Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Philharmonie Köln, or in jazz clubs and festivals throughout Europe, he captivates audiences. Whether performing solo, as a trio, or with a full orchestra, Rantala traverses jazz, classical, pop, and Nordic songs. He combines sentiment and melancholy with a lot of wit and charm. In short, he's a master of modern, boundless piano playing.
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