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Iiro Rantala
Potsdam

VÖ: 25.03.2022

Genre: Beliebte Alben, Piano Jazz

CD

€18.00*

ACT 9946-2, 614427994622
Iiro Rantala / piano

Live in concert at Nikolaisaal Potsdam, 27.11.2021
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Martin Ruch

Cover art by Karl Horst Hödicke: Rotes Eck, 1979 © Deutsche Bank Collection (The World on Paper)

"Rantala manages to combine entertainment and significance, individuality and spirit into his music" (Ralf Dombrowski). "Potsdam," recorded at the Nikolaisaal in Potsdam, is a long-awaited addition to Rantala's body of work. With hits from his previously released albums and brand-new compositions, he creates an exhilarating solo piano evening. It serves as a multifaceted musical calling card from one of Europe's leading pianists.

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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