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Raoul Bj

Read "Raoul Bj" reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie







Raoul Björkenheim/William Parker/Hamid Drake

DMG @ The Stone, Vol. 2

DMG-ARC

2008

Scorch Trio

Brolt!

Rune Grammofon

2008

Box

Studio 1

Rune Grammofon

2008



Los Angeles-born, Finnish guitarist Raoul ...

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Raoul Bj: Shadowglow

Read "Shadowglow" reviewed by Rico Cleffi

There are moments on Shadowglow where Raoul Björkenheim and Lukas Ligeti achieve such an intuitive balance that it's hard to tell who's playing what.

Björkenheim is a percussive guitarist, Ligeti a melodic drummer who plays the kit (and a variety of other percussion instruments) with remarkable fluidity. Björkenheim is capable of making his guitar ...

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Raoul Bj: Ritual

Read "Ritual" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Finnish-American guitarist Raoul Björkenheim is more or less the definition of iconoclast, which is especially notable given the fact that he attended one of the biggest jazz factories in the United States, Boston's Berklee School of Music. Berklee has employed and produced its share of guitarists (including most prominently alumnus John Scofield and professor Pat Metheny), ...

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Raoul Bj: Shadowglow

Read "Shadowglow" reviewed by Matthew Wuethrich

Shadowglow, the sixth release this year from Finland’s TUM Records , plays more like a series of sound experiments than a collection of songs, and following the creative process of guitarist Raoul Björkenheim and percussionist Lukas Ligeti makes for intriguing listening. In this duo setting, both musicians let their omnivorous musical minds and vast technique wander ...

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Raoul Bj: Apocalypso

Read "Apocalypso" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Guitarist Raoul Björkenheim wields his instrument like a knife on the ironically double-entendred Apocalypso. Sometimes he stabs, other times he engraves; or he might twist and jab, or simply scratch. Maybe it's just a Finnish thing, but brightness and Björkenhim just don't go together. The story behind this composition is relatively brief: in 1994, the Helsinki ...