Kannet/ Covers: Rosanna Salminen
Aki Rissanen Trio's new album “Aleatoric”, released by Eclipse music, is music in the here and now. The entire album was recorded during a special, live, one-day studio session. The term aleatoric refers to composing and making by means of chance and coincidence.
“Aleatoric” is music in the here and now. The entire album was recorded during a special, live, one-day studio session. The term aleatoric refers to composing and making by means of chance and coincidence. And even though a lot of the material here is composed, the element of chance is the defining one on this album. Just like many of the all time classic jazz albums, “Aleatoric” captures, like a musical photograph, a special moment in the recording history of these great musicians. The music is new and fresh but, at the same time, the method of making this album is deeply rooted in the best tradition of classic jazz.
In addition to his high merits in the Solo Piano Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival pianist Aki Rissanen is best known for his works with Verneri Pohjola, Jukka Perko and the UMO Jazz Orchestra. Robin Verheyen has received critical acclaim both in his native Belgium and for his career in New York City. Drummer Markku Ounaskari is well respected all over Europe and has recorded, among others, for the legendary ECM record label.