Iiro Rantala

Lost Heroes - CD

  • Format: CD (also available as Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9504-2
  • Barcode: 614427950420
  • German Release: 25/02/2011
  • Genre: Piano Jazz

"Ein Meisterstück musikalischer Heldenverehrung." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
„Ein Naturereignis an den Tasten.“ (Jazzthing)

CD € 17,50

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Until now his name has been mainly associated with Trio Töykeät, one of the wildest, funniest and most visionary piano trios in the international jazz scene. Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala explored all possibilities of this classic line up – sometimes the ferocious player with boundless energy, other times the sensitive romantic or burlesque joker. His playing exceeded stylistic boundaries and was as uncompromising as it was entertaining, yet was always held together by the combination of limitless technique, a sense of humour and unmistakable good taste - qualities which Rantala preserved even after he dissolved Trio Töykeät in 2006. “My goodness! We’ve been doing this for 18 years now and given thousands of concerts. It’s time for a break,” he said at the time, choosing to concentrate on “Iiro at large” – his own show on Finnish televi...

line up

Iiro Rantala / piano

Recording Information

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