Tag: Reino Laine

Juhani Aaltonen – Conclusions

(This review was first published in Jazz Journal in 2010) Juhani Aaltonen (tenor saxophone, flute, alto flute) Iro Haarla (piano, harp) Ulf Krokfors (bass) Reino Laine (drums) Shimmer of Fallen Stars Ronda Rautapallo Blessing Good Old Times Agape Never Ending Sea Consolation Reflections Ice Breaking (71.20) Porvoo, August 18-20, 2008 TUM CD 21 A huge…




Classic Finnish jazz-rock – Pop Liisa & Jazz Liisa Vols. 1-4

(An edited version of this review appeared in Jazz Journal in August 2016.) These eight albums are first-time issues of 1970s broadcasts by the YLE (Finland’s BBC equivalent). On alternate weeks, Pop Liisa showcased rock and prog bands, while Jazz Liisa offered, well, jazz. That said, it was the 70s and the two genres often…