|Type||2LP / cd / digi|
|Label||We Jazz Records|
Sävellykset: 4., 5. & 7. Verneri Pohjola, 2. & 6. Tuomo Prättälä, 3. Olavi Louhivuori, 1. Laurie Anderson, 8. Tony Scherr & Leslie Feist
Ilmiliekki Quartet released their album Land of Real Men after 13 years of wait. Deep, adventurous and melodic contemporary jazz is heard in a double album, that returns the quartet of Verneri Pohjola, Tuomo Prättälä, Antti Lötjönen and Olavi Louhivuori back to the frontline of new jazz.
Ilmiliekki Quartet, formed in 2002, consists of trumpeter Verneri Pohjola, pianist Tuomo Prättälä, bassist Antti Lötjönen and drummer Olavi Louhivuori. Already in the beginning of its career, the ensemble gain international reputation by winning the Young Nordic Jazz Comets competition. The members are familiar names for everyone who has followed Finnish jazz scene on this century.
The album covers feature photography, taken at night time in Helsinki’s Kumpula, where the “real men’s land” leaves open for interpretations. The album’s LP and CD versions come with liner notes, which reflect the birth of the album. The editor is Matti Nives, who produced the album together with the band.