Black Motor
Verneri Pohjola

Rubidium

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Kansitaide/Artwork: Marianna Uutinen, Suunnittelu/Design: Juha Lökström, Kuva/Photograph: Jukka Mykkänen

Album information

PerformerBlack Motor
Verneri Pohjola
Released2012
Typealbumi
Players
LabelTUM Records
Length71:22
Producer

Petri Haussila

Where recordedMaster Recording, Espoo, Finland

Biography

On Rubidium, much acclaimed Finnish trumpeter Verneri Pohjola, familiar both from the Ilmiliekki Quartet and his current Verneri Pohjola Quartet, joins forces with Finland´s leading trio of improvisers, Black Motor, or Sami Sippola on saxophones, Ville Rauhala on double bass and Simo Laihonen on drums. On this recording, Pohjola´s strong playing combines with Black Motor´s unified trio sound to create a lyrical yet always intense collaboration.

Most of the compositions are by Verneri Pohjola or Ville Rauhala but also include one of late Edward Vesala´s most beautiful compositions, "Kynnyspuulla" (On the Threshold), and even "Song of India" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Tracklist

  1. Waltzsäv. Unknown
  2. Song of Indiasäv. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  3. Vainilasäv. Ville Rauhala
  4. Almasäv. Ville Rauhala
  5. Rubidiumsäv. Verneri Pohjola
  6. Old Papa´s Bluessäv. Verneri Pohjola
  7. Sax-O-Phunsäv. Rudy Wiedoeft
  8. Kynnyspuullasäv. Edward Vesala
  9. The Last Janitsarsäv. Verneri Pohjola