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Kaikki sävellykset ja sovitukset: Jukka Haavisto
Electric bass player Jukka Haavisto's first self-titled album Reflections brings back thoughts to the best fusion jazz records of the 70's. Catchy compositions, skillful playing and the energy of young virtuosos create an irresistible combination for all fans of electric jazz.
Jukka Haavisto is known as a master of fretless bass, a composer of jazz fusion and world music fusion, and a skilled improviser. He describes Reflections as a guitar-driven album that pays tribute to the best fusion jazz records of the 1970s.
Haavisto is a virtuoso bass player who has done extensive work both in the studio and as a live musician. In addition to his own band he plays and performs with many different artists and ensembles. Among these, e.g. Jukka Haavisto Trio, Bossapoika, Beat, Bass & Bone, Heiskanen Bayatz Baharatz, VENHA and Helsinki Headnod Convention.
Haavisto studied at the University of Stavanger, Norway, where he graduated with a master's degree in music performance and jazz improvisation in 2016. Haavisto's band is completed by Johannes Granroth, the recent winner of the Jazzkukko festival's guitar competition, Severi Sorjonen, one of the best jazz fusion drummers of his generation, and the young keyboard wizard Vili Itäpelto.
- Four Days After
- Dancing in the Woods
- Three Reflections
- Opus nr.8
- Opus nr.11
- Morning Dew