Tag: Verneri Pohjola

The Best Jazz & Noise of 2019…?

As a card-carrying pedant, of course this isn’t the “best” jazz and noise of the last year. It’s just what I like the most out of what I’ve heard… These are the albums that sum up 2019 for me – dense, disorientating, immersive, cathartic… and then there’s also a strong vein of what might be…




7 Questions for… Verneri Pohjola

Featuring on many people’s ‘best of…’ lists, 2015’s “Bullhorn” is arguably Verneri Pohjola’s most successful/recognised recording so far. I was lucky enough to see Pohjola play back in 2004, when the Ilmiliekki Quartet made their first appearance at Tampere’s Jazz Happening. Lyrical, melodic, subtle, and many other words have all been overused, so let’s just…