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Iiro Rantala at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Read "Iiro Rantala at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Iiro Rantala Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane jny:Dublin March 8, 2015 There's a commonly held belief that anything that is free can't be worth a damn. Not so. Luckily, thanks to Dublin City Council, the Arts Council of Ireland and Improvised Music Company, spring in the Irish capital welcomes not only free music, but music out of the top drawer at that. Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala' solo piano concert at the Dublin ...

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Iiro Rantala: My History Of Jazz

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It is perhaps an odd history of jazz that opens and closes with a composition by Johann Sebastian Bach, but My History Of Jazz is a very personal history, the history of Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala. His previous album, Lost Heroes (ACT Music, 2011), was a solo piano recording; full of mesmerizingly beautiful music, it was one of the year's finest releases. My History Of Jazz doesn't quite match the consistency of Lost Heroes, but its best moments are on ...


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