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Verneri Pohjola
Sylvain Rifflet

Cake Walk from a Spaceship


Album information

PerformerVerneri Pohjola
Sylvain Rifflet
TypeLP, CD, digi
LabelEclipse Music


French world-class saxophonist Sylvain Rifflet and Finnish trumpet star Verneri Pohjola released a joint album, Cake Walk from a Spaceship, in February 2022.

Sylvain Rifflet's unique tenor sound and Verneri Pohjola's original, rich expression combine into an seamlessly stylish whole with the album.

Sylvain Rifflet is known not only as a saxophonist but also as a clarinetist and composer. Rifflet, one of the most acclaimed French musicians of his generation, has performed and recorded with many front-line musicians in both Europe and America, and is considered one of the top names of his generation. Rifflet has released four of his own records and won several awards.

Trumpeter and composer Verneri Pohjola is known around the world for his distinctive, warm sound and expressive improvisation. Titled "The Miles Davis of the North", Pohjola's debut album Aurora grabbed the Finnish Emma Award in 2009 and received praise all over Europe and America. Pohjola, who has since released five more records and won numerous awards, has established himself as one of Europe's most respected jazz musicians.

Sylvain Rifflet - saxophone
Verneri Pohjola - trumpet
Philippe Gordiani - guitar
Benjamin Flament - drums


  1. Dejà vu
  2. Abbey
  3. Mesanges
  4. Cake Walk from a Spaceship
  5. Sven Coolson
  6. Ryuichi, Fennesz, Alva et les autres
  7. Awkward Commute
  8. The Viking's Waltz
  9. Baldwin
  10. Duo 2