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Mist Season

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3.73 | 14 ratings | 4 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Echoing Lights 1 (1:50)
2. Manaos (Fabio Frizzi cover) (5:05)
3. Defending Hands (7:46)
4. Pan (Marianne Nyman cover) (5:33)
5. Lobsterland Groove (Roine Stolt cover) (7:24)
6. Echoing Lights 2 (1:07)
7. Matelda's Song (5:21)
8. Aqua Marine (Santana cover) (4:57)
9. Puppet on a Chain (Piero Piccione cover) (4:34)
10. Summer Season (1:34)
11. Promenader (Ragnarök cover) (6:59)
12. Chaser (Piero Umiliani cover) (6:21)
13. Sally and Jack (Pino Donaggio cover) (5:44)
14. Resolution (3:08)

Total Time 67:23

Line-up / Musicians

- Timo Kajamies / keyboards, grand piano (1,6,14)
- Risto Salmi / saxophones, recorder (3,4)
- Tommi Varjola / guitars, lute (4)
- Keijo Hakala / bass, rhythm guitar (3)
- Kimmo Pörsti / drums, percussion, keyboards (3)

- Mirja Lassila / vocals (3,7)
- Anita Aronen / harp (5)
- Jukka Pitkänen / trumpet (8)
- Kari Rantakallio / tenor saxophone (8)
- Olli Jaakkola / flute & soprano saxophone (11)

Releases information

CD Seacrest Oy - SCR-1004 (2011, Finland)

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MIST SEASON Reflections ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
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Review by Matti
4 stars I enjoyed their two previous albums too, and I feel a bit guilty for never reviewing them here (they haven't got too many!). Now I've listened to their new one and think that it's their best work. MIST SEASON is a Finnish group who play elegant, melodic, instrumental, mellow and yet dynamic Fusion. A good referring point would be FINNFOREST from the seventies, but better really. More variable in instrumentation and more melodic. Amidst tracks of tight group playing there are also intimate acoustic pieces by solo piano or guitar. A nice addition is female vocals on two tracks here (another of them is lyricless vocalese).

Maybe it could also be said that this album is a little more progressive than the previous ones, which were more safely in the mellow, sort-of 'easy listening', jazz category. This feels silly to say, as if this was any harder to enjoy immediately! A wider variation in compositions is partly due to the inclusion of covers: there's a Santana tune featuring trumpet ('Aqua Marine'), two pieces of Italian film music... oh, even a track composed by Roine Stolt ('Lobsterland Groove'), I don't know from which origin, maybe not Flower Kings? Actually that was one of my least favourites; it's got an Ethnic touch in the style of PIIRPAUKE, with accordion included. Despite all this, the whole album is very coherent and balanced; nothing feels out of place. 67 minutes of beautiful, relaxing music, highly recommended!

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4 stars Mist Season is a Finnish five piece formation featuring very experienced and skilled musicians. Once I got their first eponymous CD from 2004 as a promo, I was impressed with their pleasant instrumental blend of blues, jazz and rock. The work on piano,saxophone and guitar is outstanding and the ... (read more)

Report this review (#1942784) | Posted by TenYearsAfter | Monday, July 2, 2018 | Review Permanlink

3 stars An interesting band from Finland. This is their third album. Mist Season is clearly in the easy listening jazz mould. On this album, they have gone a bit more progressive and moved a lot closer to a band like Return To Forever. Good solos, good melodies and a good drive. Oh yeah, they reminds ... (read more)

Report this review (#484426) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Sunday, July 17, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is the third musical offering from MIST SESAON from Finland,an extremelly talented band composed of some of the most talented musicians from this beautiful country!Well,definitelly this album can be considered trully exceptional,and it confirms the expression-third time is the lucky char ... (read more)

Report this review (#481287) | Posted by Ovidiu | Wednesday, July 13, 2011 | Review Permanlink

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