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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” Ilkka 

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"...Rissanen’s fine trio is a formidable force, with fresh musical intelligence to match flawless techniques."
The Guardian

Catalogue

Cat#TitleArtistE2FormatsYear
EDN1134Art in MotionAki RissanenVinyl • CD • WAV • MP32019
EDN1101Another NorthAki RissanenVinyl • CD • WAV • MP32017
EDN1067AmorandomAki RissanenCD • WAV • MP32016

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“The Finnish pianist Aki Rissanen has in recent years emerged as one of the most influential pianists in the Finnish jazz scene…”

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“…Rissanen’s fine trio is a formidable force, with fresh musical intelligence to match flawless techniques.”

The Guardian

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