Iiro Rantala: My Finnish Calendar

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As anyone who has caught him live will surely attest, Rantala is one special barrel of tumultuous creativity. His distinctive pianism can flow as from some primal well of inspiration, the result often as rinsed in plangent folk-touched melody as it may be illumined by subtle harmonic texture or driven by fiery ostinato figures. Following the recent and excellent ACT trio dates Anyone With A Heart with Adam Baldych (vn) and Asja Valcic (clo) and How Long Is Now? with
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