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PEKKA POHJOLA GROUP: KÄTKÄVAARAN LOHIKÄÄRME

Pekka Pohjola

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.84 | 57 ratings

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tmay102436
5 stars Let's get it straight, Pekka Pohjola is a master of composition; both from a progressive rock viewpoint, and the fusion perspective. And the album Katkavaaran Lohikaarme is a perfect blending of progressive elements, and the creative/compositional side of fusion.

I am not a huge fan (use to be) of fusion, as most of it is either - too tasty - or not tasty at all - playing from muso's that have great chops, but lack that true musicality/compostion/need to exist/ kind of music. NOT THIS ALBUM - or any from Pekka actually. The group Bruford's compositions are also in the perfect blending of progressive rock/jazz/fusion. This is of course all MHO. But Pekka's style of layering, moving themes, improvisation is just at it's peak here, but in a stripped down Pekka. No big group, or arrangements. Just a great band playing that Pekka style. The solo's are tasty and essential, and the bass playing is some of Pekka's best, both soloing and laying down the foundation.

I wonder if the (wonderful) group Wigwam ever thought such wonders would come from their bass player?!!!

Fab stuff that legends are made of - Thanks Pekka Pohjola for giving so much, and thanks to all for listening to new and classic progressive rock.

tmay102436 | 5/5 |

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