Riitta Paakki Trio

Riitta Paakki Trio


Pianist Riitta Paakki (born 1971) is one of the best Finnish jazzpianists of our time who is known for her straightforward yet elegant approach on music. Riitta Paakki Trio, consisting of Paakki, bassist Antti Lötjönen and drummer Jaska Lukkarinen, plays a mixture of modern and traditional acoustic pianotriojazz. The trios music is melodic and groovy, and the atmosphere of the music changes from joyful rythms to melancholic tones and back. The Trio released their new album ”Characters” in April 2015 under the label ”Jaskaa”. The album consists of 1960's compositions from the legendary saxofonist and composer Wayne Shorters (born 1933) which Paakki has recomposed for her piano trio. Riitta Paakki Trio transforms these songs to reflect their own style, where Finnish...

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cover Characters 2015 Jaskaa
cover Onion 2006 Texicalli Records Oy
cover Enne 2004 Texicalli Records Oy
cover RPT 2000 Texicalli Records Oy