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Jorma Tapio & Kaski



Album information

PerformerJorma Tapio & Kaski
TypeCD / digi
Label577Records - NewYork/ USA

Producer : Jorma Tapio
Recorded by: Jarno Alho / Alho Audio Mastering
Mastered by: Jeremy Loucas at Sear Sound , New York City
Photo by Reuben Radding
Graphic design by Sergio Vezzali

Where recordedV.R. Studio, Turku


With the new album Aliseen, legendary Finnish saxophone player Jorma Tapio and his group Kaski connect two traditions: local folk music and free jazz.

The eleven songs that make up the Aliseen album reflect on rural life in Finland, a country that has been occupied either by Sweden or Russia through the centuries; a nordic land with long dark winters, midnight sun in the summer, and deep links to the spiritual world. The album title Aliseen is the Finnish word for a shaman's trip to the underworld.

What makes this album so special is Tapio's success in combining the Finnish dark, mysterious and spiritual traditional world with the cosmic sound of Don Byas, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, and the great tradition of American jazz, free jazz, and improvised music.

Jorma Tapio - alto & tenor saxophone, flute, bassflute, wooden flute, kantele
Ville Rauhala - bass
Janne Tuomi - drums, percussion, kantele


  1. Reppurin laulu
  2. Henkäys
  3. Lasten juhlat
  4. Siltasalmi
  5. She´s back
  6. Lost
  7. Manner
  8. Huli
  9. Way Off
  10. Nukunuku
  11. Aliseen