Songs for Harry S. TrumanAlbum
Cover: Juha Koivusalo
Julkaisija: Tapio Ylinen, Eclipse Music
Uxila Exile's debut Songs for Harry S. Truman takes the listener on a journey to the final days of World War II.
The 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, is on the brink of fundamental issues. What kind of values you'd have to have to apply for a position where inconsolable decisions about life and death will be made? How does it feel to live with these decisions that can lead to absolute destruction? Uxila Exile's album reflects on the importance of love during different phases of life and attempts to show where the lack of it can lead to.
Vibraphonist/composer Ilkka Uksila's melodic and easily approachable compositions deal with universal themes, such as love and violence, by using both historical and fictional events from near and far as examples. The songs are eventually brought to life by the quartet's expressive ensemble playing and proficient soloism. While the album is contemporary European jazz, it is also a message for Harry and everyone alike.
- Crane Island
- Song for Harry
- Navy Blues
- One Grain of Sand
- Land of Scorpions