10 Years Edition Records
British label Edition Records celebrates its tenth anniversary with two of their Finnish top acts.
Trumpeter Verneri Pohjola was one of the revelations of Leuven Jazz 2015, where he played together with vibraphonist Pascal Schumacher. In 2018, he released an album with percussionist Mika Kallio. Their music is the ideal soundtrack for the poetic documentary Animal Image concerning the intense and emotional relationship between man and animal. Pianist Aki Rissanen has been part of Pohjola’s Quartet for a decade, but is also the star of his own trio. He has won numerous awards, including a Finnish Grammy for best jazz album and the second prize of the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition. In Belgium, he has worked together with Robin Verheyen. He will present his latest album Another North.
“…Rissanen’s fine trio is a formidable force, with fresh musical intelligence to match flawless techniques.” – The Guardian
with Aki Rissanen Trio Aki Rissanen (piano) Antti Lötjönen (contrabas) and Teppo Mäkynen (drums) in association with Finnish Cultural Centre