Juhani "Junnu" Aaltonen
Heikki Sarmanto

Conversations

Album
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Taideteos/Artwork: Historical Meeting: Juhana Blomstedt, Taideteoksen kuvannut/ Artwork photographed: Jukka Mykkänen, Suunnittelu/Design: Juhani Lökst

Album information

PerformerJuhani "Junnu" Aaltonen
Heikki Sarmanto
Released13.12.2011
Typealbumi
Players
LabelTUM Records
Length115:30
Producer

Petri Haussila

Where recordedNilento Studio, Gothenburg, Sweden

Biography

Conversations presents two Finnish jazz icons, Juhani Aaltonen and Heikki Sarmanto, in an extended musical conversation - an open dialogue. It is a collection of 16 improvisations either created spontaneously in the studio or by using Sarmanto´s compositions and even two standards as a launching pad - nearly two hours of improvised music altogether. Conversations is not their first duo album but it is without a doubt one of their very best, reflecting nearly five decades of shared musical history and their love for improvisation

Tracklist

  1. When I Was With Yousäv. Heikki Sarmanto
  2. So Much Happened...säv. Heikki Sarmanto & Juhani Aaltonen
  3. What We Cannot Imaginesäv. Heikki Sarmanto
  4. ...It Happened Todaysäv. Heikki Sarmanto & Juhani Aaltonen
  5. Le Petit Soldatsäv. Heikki Sarmanto
  6. Just Like A Dreamsäv. Heikki Sarmanto & Juhani Aaltonen
  7. You and the Night and the Musicsäv. Arthur Schwartz & Howard Dietz
  8. Evening Prayersäv. Heikki Sarmanto
  9. From Nothingsäv. Heikki Sarmanto
  10. No Work Bound Mesäv. Heikki Sarmanto
  11. Free Soulssäv. Heikki Sarmanto & Juhani Aaltonen
  12. The Sea In The Moonlightsäv. Heikki Sarmanto
  13. War Tranesäv. Heikki Sarmanto
  14. Peace Talksäv. Heikki Sarmanto & Juhani Aaltonen
  15. Alone Togethersäv. Arthur Schwartz & Howard Dietz
  16. Evening Hazesäv. Heikki Sarmanto