Tag: Simo Laihonen

Sound & Fury – Thundering of Dawn

Pepa Päivinen – soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, flute Jorma Tapio – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, bass flute Tane Kannisto – tenor saxophone, flute Antero Priha – trumpet Jimi Sumen – guitar Julius Heikkilä – guitar Sampo Lassila – bass Hannu Risku – percussion Simo Laihonen – drums (Compositions by Edward Vesala, Iro Haarla,…




Jorma Tapio & Kaski – Ghatika

Jorma Tapio (tenor saxophone, flutes) Ville Rauhala (bass) Simo Laihonen (drums, percussion julmu-whistle) Desert Ride Ghatika Bruremarsj Tutankhamon Receive Me Trav’lin Light Huilua Moving Fingers Peace is the Language of the Stones and the Stars (55:44) Tampere, January/April 2015 Karkia Mistika Records KARMI-063 On this disc, Jorma Tapio and Kaski are channeling the instrumental spiritual…




7 Questions for… Simo Laihonen

Finnish jazz tends to be well-respected but not necessarily well-known. As one-third of Black Motor, Simo Laihonen has maybe been more active than most in building a vibrant improvisation ‘scene’ in his adopted city of Tampere. Add to this his work with saxophonist Jorma Tapio, and recently landing the drum chair in the rebooted Sound…