Ilmiliekki Quartet

Take it with me

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Album information

PerformerIlmiliekki Quartet
Released1.1.2006
Typealbumi
Players
LabelTUM Records
Length61:24
Producer

Petri Haussila

Where recordedNilento Studio, Göteborg, Ruotsi
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Biography

lmiliekki Quartet, a group of four hugely talented young Finnish jazz musicians, including trumpeter Verneri Pohjola, pianist Tuomo Prättälä, bassist Antti Lötjönen and drummer Olavi Louhivuori, debuted on TUM Records in 2003 with March of the Alpha Males (TUM CD 005).

Take It With Me, Ilmiliekki Quartet´s second recording combines the potent compositional skills found within the ensemble with a knack for also exploring new ground through surprising selections of borrowed material. Each of the quartet´s members has in the past decade become a leader in their own right but Ilmiliekki Quartet continues to represent them at their most adventurous.

Where the compositions on their debut presented a fairly set frame for the quartet´s performances, the tracks on Take It With Me act as more of a launching pad for the unexpected. This is contemporary free improvisation, with always a strong presence of melody, of the highest order.

Tracklist

  1. Take it with mesäv. Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan
  2. Karhusäv. Verneri Pohjola
  3. So Farsäv. Olavi Louhivuori
  4. Askistosäv. Verneri Pohjola
  5. Porcelainsäv. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  6. Kanavasäv. Verneri Pohjola
  7. My Favorite Plumsäv. Suzanne Vega
  8. Hatchisäv. Tuomo Prättälä
  9. In Woodsäv. Tuomo Prättälä