Release date: 3 June 2013
Credits and About
Alexi Tuomarila piano
Mats Eilertsen double bass
Olavi Louhivuori drums
Recorded by Andre Fernendes at Timbuktu Studios, Lisbon, Portugal on the 26th – 28th of September 2011.
Mixed & mastered by August Wanngren at We Know Music Studio, Copenhagen in October 2012.
Produced by Alexi Tuomarila Trio.
Executive Producer: Dave Stapleton.
With Seven Hills (recorded in Lisbon – the city of Seven Hills) the music, the compositions, the playing and communication are even better. It’s more controlled, bound together with a greater and more developed precision and vision. This music is highly creative and bustling with life and is sure to ignite a lot of interest over the coming months. Seven Hills is an album that will turn heads and help return Alexi to where he left off at the height of his career with Warner Music. It marks a new chapter in Tuomarila’s illustrious career and with a greater maturity to his playing, composition and approach to music making.
‘With “Seven Hills” Alexi Tuomarila has emerged as a particularly endearing composer. And like his mentor Brad Mehldau, he finds a way to deepen his natural lyricism in telepathy with his partners. His best record to date, recorded this time in Lisbon, the city of seven hills!’ – France Music
'Make a note: Alexi Tuomarila is one of the next big deals on jazz piano'