Friday, June 30, 2006

Jukka Tolonen - "Tolonen!" [1971] @ 192 (Finnish Jazz Fusion)

It was Kinda hard to find info about this album, so I had to take what I could get. This review came from a translation of a German website: http://tinyurl.com/m64w9

Jukka Tolonen took up this first solo plate already 1971, at hardly 20 years old. The exclamation mark behind the name is absolutely justified: Here the Finnish exception guitarist put the foundation-stone for his large career, which he already began few years before with Tasavallan a Presidentti and also Wigwam. And it made an important contribution with this album to set Finland on the musical map of the world.

The pieces work remarkably matured; ” Element: Earth, Fire, Water, air “about convinces as Suite with four different topics and tendencies. Beautifully also the lyric” Mountains “, only with Pekka Pöyry (ss). Besides still Pekka Pohjola and Heikki Virtanen (B), Reino Laine and/or Ronnie Österberg (dr) and Jukka Gustavsson (org) for Groove and tension ensure. Tolonen plays idea-rich and flinkfingrig; its technology, particularly the left hand makes its sound already here absolutely unmistakable. One of the completely important year 70's from Finland. (tjk)

Highly Recommended!

Track 1 - Elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air......

Performers:
All Tracks : Jukka Tolonen (g, p, spinet)
Tracks 1, 4, 5: Pekka Pohjola (b)
Tracks 1, 2: Reino Laine (dr)
Tracks 1, 2, 3: Pekka Pöyry (ss, as)
Tracks 2: Heikki Virtanen
Tracks 4, 5: Ronni Österberg (dr)
Tracks 5: Jukka Gustavson (org)

Keep Listening!!!!

Link in comments....

8 comments:

BlackwatchPlaid said...

Here is the link:

http://tinyurl.com/jssp5

Enjoy!!

Max said...

Hi,
Great post--I was going to post this one myself but you beat me to it. I take it this is an LP rip or has this been reissued on CD?

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Nice review, I've been looking for Jukka Tolonen and Pekka Pohjola and other Finnish prog artists.

Eddie Riff said...

Many thanks for this outstanding album. I'd been wanting to hear it again after many years!

Anonymous said...

Was track 1 excluded from the zip file because it's the sample? Is there a way to get it to complete the album?

Thanks for all the great tunes!

BlackwatchPlaid said...
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BlackwatchPlaid said...

Track 1 is included in the zip. I just downloaded it myself to be sure. 01-Elements~Earth, Fire, Water, Air.mp3 was the first track in the zip I got. Maybe try getting it again/?

Anonymous said...

Strangely enough, I used a different program to extract the files, and track 1 was there, though the other program didn't see it at all. Thanks!

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