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Aleksi Heinola Quintet
Antti Lötjönen Quintet East

Lonna 2019


Album information

PerformerAleksi Heinola Quintet
Antti Lötjönen Quintet East
TypeLP, CD, digi
LabelWe Jazz Records

Jakelija Suomessa: Playground Music
Sävellykset: Aleksi Heinola (1. & 5.) / Don Cherry (2.) / Oaagaada (3. & 4.)
Äänitys, miksaus ja masterointi: Juho Luukkainen
Kannen kuva: Henri Hämäläinen
Tuotanto ja design: Matti Nives

Where recordedLonna


We Jazz Records presents Lonna 2019, a nautical live album bringing together recordings captured at the successful concert series at the island of Lonna just outside Helsinki in July 2019. Part 3 of their ongoing We Jazz Live Plates series documenting the label's live activity, Lonna 2019 features inspired performances by Aleksi Heinola Quintet, Antti Lötjönen Quintet East and Oaagaada.

Lonna 2019 captures the easy-going feeling at the island series fittingly. Aleksi Heinola Quintet swings with their natural ability of making no-nonsense hard bop sound fresh in the contemporary setting. Antti Lötjönen leads his star-studded Quintet East through a high-spirited rendition of Don Cherry's Art Deco. Oaagaada charm with their deep DIY spiritual jazz. And somewhere just above the music, a seagull screeches, echoing a perfect sunny day at Lonna island.

Lonna 2019 released together with Ateneum 2019, We Jazz Live Plates vol. 2, is an inspiring example of the active and high quality jazz scene in Helsinki.

"I could listen to these all day. Drift is superb!!!"
– Simon Harrison / Basic Soul Show

"I'm particularly enjoying 'Bouncin'....had me doing just that!!"
– John Osborne / Jazz FM

"Lively and a spirited - sounding good!"
– Phil Levene / Starpoint Radio

"Great label, idyllic place, quality compilation."
– Stefan Wagner / Radio Z

"Deep... Atmospheric... and immersive."
– Rich Chocolate / Scandinavian Soul


  1. Aleksi Heinola Quintet: Drift
  2. Antti Lötjönen Quintet East: Art Deco
  3. Oaagaada: Ennakkotiedoista poiketen
  4. Oaagaada: Zaa
  5. Aleksi Heinola Quintet: Bouncin' at the S.U.P