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    Posted: March 05 2015 at 05:49

Lauri Porra is a Finnish bassist and composer. Best known for his work in Stratovarius and Sinergy. Lauri Porra is a fourth generation musician, he is the great grandson of the famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. He started to study music at age 6 when he started to play cello in a local music school. In 1993 he switched to bass guitar and continued his studies in the Helsinki Pop Jazz Conservatory (1994–2004) additionally he has taken lessons on piano, double bass, trumpet and male vocals. During 1997-1999 he sang with the renowned YL male choir performing for instance with the London Symphony Orchestra. He has released three solo albums "Lauri Porra" (2005), "All Children Have Superpowers" (2008) and "Flyover" (2015).  He has also composed music to movies and TV-series in Finland.

 
 
 
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eidt: the genre sugestion is changed from Symphonic / Crossover Prog to Eclectic Prog


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 05 2015 at 07:16
Even though I haven't yet listened to Porra's albums, I'm aware of his prog merits. Most likely a good candidate here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2015 at 11:53
My honest opinion is that his music is BRILLIANT, but the connection with Jazz is more than evident, 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVAaBdImWqk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG_wS-k3ILg

There's also Floydish influence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMd0nJbEVwM

I believe he should be here, but in ECLECTIC

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2015 at 04:51
Now I have listened to all three albums, and I think he really should be included on PA!
 
I agree with Ivan, Symph or Crossover aren't the right choices. Eclectic might be good. Two first albums are mostly Fusion (PEKKA POHJOLA comes to mind), the latest album Flyover is more symphonic, genre-escaping work - and truly excellent. Jazz flavour is smaller, instead there's orchestration on several tracks.
 
Komandant Shamal, how about altering the headline and maybe also sending PORRA to Eclectic team to be evaluated?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2015 at 09:13
We'll give him a listen.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2015 at 19:03
His last album, especially the title track, is just brilliant...
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