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Pipoka Trio with Sam Huber, Helsinki, Finland, December 7, 2011

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Pipoka Trio with Sam Huber Rytmihairioklubi Helsinki, Finland December 7, 2011 For a band with a name as simple as it is impenetrable, Pipoka embodies all that is exciting yet daunting in modern Finnish jazz. Its two founding members, accordionist Veli Kujala and guitarist Jarmo Julkinen, have now found a stable source of bass in the form of virtuoso tubaist Petri Keskitalo, who adds mellifluous lilts, booms or vibrato, while sharing their dedication to musical ...

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Pipoka: Veto

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Pipoka is a Finnish trio, with its roots firmly entwined around its two active founder members, accordionist Veli Kujala and guitarist Jarmo Julkinen. Veto is still anchored in the original conception of chamber jazz, with highly structured pieces that provide ample opportunities for exploration and development, as well as a considerable dose of Latin America. Key to this concept is versatility of approach and participants. Whereas its self-titled, 2004 debut (also on Rockadillo) featured compositions by original ...


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