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Juhani Aaltonen / Heikki Sarmanto: Conversations

Read "Conversations" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The splendid music on Conversations is as close to the celebration of Impressionism in modern music as possible. It is true that saxophonist Juhani Aaltonen and pianist Heikki Sarmanto create epic narratives here, and also true that both act as characters in those narratives. Of greater significance, however, is the extraordinary emotion of these musical stories, ...