MikaSonik, the eclectic jazz-fusion quintet led by New York-based Finnish pianist and composer Mika Pohjola, released its aptly titled studio album, Landmark, in 2002. Featuring a first rate lineup with Miguel Zenon on saxophone, Ben Monder on guitar, Fernando Huergo on bass and Roberto Dani on drums, Still Alive is in contrary a one-night unedited live recording. It documents the talents of each musician, but moreover it highlights the incredible stability and rapport of the group as a whole. This release contains the entire two-set concert of selections from Mika Pohjola's crafty and visionary pen. While Landmark could be characterized as a multiple-keyboard sound world and a careful arranged concoction, Still Alive captures the spirit of the band in real time. The music is Still Alive! Composer and pianist Mika Pohjola has lived in New York City since 1995. In addition to playing in the New York jazz scene, he has explored the possibilities of the recording studio, and worked as a lecturer in Europe and the United States. Pohjola is a distiguished Steinway artist and has been a major visiting artist at Berklee College of Music.