Iiro Rantala
playing Gershwin

VÖ: 31.01.2020

Genre: Crossover



ACT 9893-2, 614427989321
Iiro Rantala / piano
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Jonathan Bloxham / conductor
Antti Tikkanen / solo violin & concert master

Recorded by Adrian von Ripka at Die Kammer-Philharmonie, Bremen, 2-6 January 2019
Assistant engineer: Harald Schmidt-Reinthaler
Mixed and mastered by Adrian von Ripka
Technical support: Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg
Executive Producer: The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Cover art by Mimmo Paladino, used with the kind permission of the artist
Few musicians are as well versed in classical music and jazz as the Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala. He continues his classical journey with the renowned Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen: After the album "Mozart, Bernstein, Lennon", nominated for the "International Classical Music Award", now with the repertoire of George Gershwin - for Rantala, with his strong melodies and great emotional warmth, a classical brother in spirit.
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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