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Iiro Rantala
Lost Heroes

VÖ: 25.02.2011

Genre: Beliebte Alben, Piano Jazz

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€17.50*

ACT 9504-2, 614427950420
Iiro Rantala / piano

Produced by Siggi Loch
Recorded at FWL studios Leipzig by Adrian von Ripka, November 9 - 11, 2010
Mixed and mastered by Adrian von Ripka

Cover art by Joel Shapiro © Galerie Karsten Greve Köln, Paris, St. Moritz

"A masterpiece of musical hero worship." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

"A natural phenomenon on the keys." (Jazzthing)

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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