Finnish pianist Aki Rissanen has recorded three albums for Edition with his long standing trio with bassist Antti Lötjönen and drummer Teppo Mäkynen
Aki Rissanen Piano
Antti Lötjoenen Double Bass
Teppo Mäkynen Drums
Pianist Aki Rissanen (b. 1980 in Kuopio, Finland) quickly rose to be one of the top forces of the instrument in Finnish Jazz. Although originally classically trained he always had an interest in improvised music. In addition to his high merits in the Solo Piano Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and La Defense competition in France, Rissanen is best known for his works with Dave Liebman on German Ozella Music and Verneri Pohjola on Edition Records and on ACT Music in Germany.
He has released 7 albums under his own name and gaining growing attention in the European jazz scene. His latest album for Edition records has been critically acclaimed all around the world and the pianist is gaining a growing reputation on the European scene.
“Aki Rissanen Trio’s album is a Finnish jazz classic” IlkkaArtist’s Website