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Landmark by Mika Pohjola

LANDMARK is a remarkable fusion of contemporary jazz motifs that highlight the creative genius of composer-pianist, Mika Pohjola. This collection features 13 memorable songs performed to perfection by this gifted pianist and his fellow musicians.

These are long, enjoyable and entertaining songs, and one that is sure to catch the attention of jazz audiences is "Summer Garden," and also, the intricate "Landmark." For something unusual and pensive, there are "Psalm 549," "Old Couples Lullaby," and "Retrospectives" which has a running time of 7:58 minutes.

Every performer on this new CD collection is perfect for the music, and the voice performances of Johanna Grussner will surprise and delight listening audiences with its sensitive approaches. Miguel Zenon gives some fine expressions with alto saxophone and flute as does Ben Monder on guitar, and Fernando Huergo on bass. Roberto Dani is outstanding on drums and percussion.

Those who enjoy the music and performance stylings of pianist Mika Pohjola will find this new collection a showcase for his fine talents as both composer and pianist. Mika Pohjola just keeps turning out excellent contemporay jazz recordings, and LANDMARK is another example of how good a jazz artist he is.

For piano and performances enjoyment, LANDMARK is a five-star winner. Congratulations to Mika Pohjola and his group for a job well done! Excellent.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Mika Pohjola
  • CD Title: Landmark
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2002
  • Record Label: Abovoice
  • Musicians: Mika Pohjola, piano, harpsichord, composer, leader. Roberto Dani, drums and percussion. Johanna Grussner, all voices. Fernando Huergo, bass. Ben Monder, guitar. Miguel Zenon, alto saxophone and flute.
  • Rating: Five Stars
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