Recommended Albums

In France

Rashied Ali, Antoine Roney, Greg Murphy

This is one of the most representative recordings by drummer Rashied Ali's (1935-2009) repertoire in the 1980s. Recorded with his then active quartet, the energetic sounds of this document interpret... Read

Jazz Capital of the World

Mika Pohjola, Matt Penman, Roberto Dani

Mika Pohjola is a modern day jazz stylist and innovator who has assimilated the entirety of the jazz tradition, and much of the early 20th century classical one, and turned it on its head with an... Read

Värm ditt blod - Saga

Ulvens Döttrar - The Daughters of the Wolf

Original compositions inspired by ethnic Scandinavian tradition and the ancient national epic, Eddan, are delivered in a fresh setting by three sisters from the Aland Islands. The songs,... Read

Ball Play

Mika Pohjola, Drew Gress, Mark Ferber

A collaboration with bassist Drew Gress and drummer Mark Ferber, pianist Mika Pohjola offers a follow-up to his Sound of Village duo improvisations. Pohjola features a free jazz vein of the 1960s,... Read

The Secret of the Castle

Mika Pohjola, Chris Cheek, Matt Penman, Roberto Dani

The Secret of the Castle is based on the 19th century novel by Charles Walton, in which three young men are haunted by an evil ghost in Scotland. The ghost alters the minds of the youngsters and even... Read

Musicians

Johanna Lehesvuori

is one of the most expressive coloratura sopranos of her generation. She will... learn more

Marcus Torén

studied for six years at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden, and... learn more

Jim Hall

is an American Jazz guitarist. Educated at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Hall... learn more

Terry Clarke

is a Canadian drummer. His natural rhythmic aptitude was obvious from an early age,... learn more

Articles

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Dec 04, 2014:

Finnish Soprano Johanna Lehesvuori performs in Stockholm

Mar 08, 2010:

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