Suunnittelu/ Design: D O G, Kuvat/ Photography: Tomi Hirvinen
Platypus is the first recording from The Platypus Ensemble.
Sid Hille’s breakthrough recording got excellent reviews and established the Platypus Ensemble as one of Finland’s leading chamber jazz ensembles.
Manuel Dunkel on saxophone, Hille on piano, Ape Anttila on bass and Markus Ketola on drums are joined by various guests amongst which were guitarist Jarmo Saari, singer Herman van Doorn, and Mark Scholten on baritone sax and bass clarinet.
Exquisite compositions are demonstrating Hille’s urge to find his own niche between jazz and contemporary music. With freely improvised shorter interludes between the long compositions the recording is a good example of wholeness.
The listener embarks on a journey at the beginning of the record and will not be the same having completed it.