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Jukka Tolonen

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4.14 | 39 ratings | 3 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Jimi (9:30)
2. Django (2:34)
3. Hysterica (6:33)
4. Tiger (7:02)
5. Silva The Cat (4:50)
6. Windermere Avenue (7:15)

Total Time: 37:44

Line-up / Musicians

- Jukka Tolonen / electric & acoustic guitars, piano (6), composer

- Esa Kotilainen / Hammond organ, clavinet, Mini-Moog
- Pekka Poyry / soprano (6) & alto (3) saxophones, flute (5)
- Sakari Kukko / soprano sax & flute (4)
- Heikki Virtanen / bass
- Pekka Pohjola / bass (4)
- Esko Rosnell/ drums, tambourine (1,3), shaker (3), claves & agogo (4)

Releases information

Artwork: Mats Huldén

LP Love Records ‎- LRLP 149 (1975, Finland)
LP Svart Records ‎- SRE043 (2016, Finland)

CD Love Records ‎- LRCD 149 (2004, Finland) Remastered by Pauli Saastamoinen

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JUKKA TOLONEN Hysterica ratings distribution

(39 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (28%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by b_olariu
4 stars The founder of legendary finish Tasavallan Presidentti and also appear on two Wigwam albums, Jukka Tolonen is one of the most respected and well known guitarist ever came from Finland, and why not from Europe. Under his name he release some more then respectable albums in jazz rock/progressive rock field , one of them is Hysterica from 1975. Hysterica like previous two albums is an acclaimed release both by fans as for crititcs aswell. To me is a very worthy jazz rock album, with a touch of his distinct tone not far from bluesy atmosphere. Some killer musicinship here, is obvious because we have here on bass Pekka Pohjola and on drums Esko Rosnell, while on keyboards appear Esa Kotilainen+ lots of other instrunets, trumpet, trombone, sax. The music is quite challenging with blistering guitar chops and fairly intelligent keyboards, the opening track, the most bluesy of the album , a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, is a worthy one but what is to come is most consistent and intresting, the title track, Hysterica, Tiger or Silva the cat are excellent jazz rock/progressive rock pieces that stands among the best of the genre, really high calibre musicianship and interludes between musicians. An almost essential album bith in his catalogue and in this musical field, definetly woth to be discovered. 4 stars for sure. nice art work.

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5 stars It is true that one of Finland's finest ambassador and veteran performer of this genre would merit more attention here. But considering that guitar legend John McLaughlin doesn't fare much better himself... well, I am resisting of jumping to conclusions. It may (or may not?) help if Tolonen's ... (read more)

Report this review (#1197274) | Posted by Anon-E-Mouse | Monday, June 23, 2014 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Finnish guitarist Jukka Tolonen's fourth solo album is a great jazz rock album in the same vein as the three previous. This is fairly simple, well arranged music where the melody lines are more in focus than the solos, although we get to hear quite a lot of Tolonen's distinct and somewhat bluesy gui ... (read more)

Report this review (#220322) | Posted by Boluf | Monday, June 8, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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