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Juhani Aaltonen: To Future Memories – The Music of Antti Hytti

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Can anyone just decide, on a whim, to take up an instrument and simply become a working musician anymore? That's precisely what Juhani Aaltonen did as an eighteen year-old living in the town of Inkeroinen, in central Finland back in the early 1950s. Apart from a year of study at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and ...

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An Intriguing Twofer from TUM Records: Henrik Otto Donner's And It Happened and Juhani Aaltonen's To Future Memories

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The Finnish label TUM has made its mission to shed light on native talent. The world at large is familiar with a few of the country's improvisers, like drummer Edward Vesala and saxophonist/flutist Esa Pethman, but many other, equally gifted musicians remain obscure to non-Finns. In the span of 11 years since its inception, TUM has ...

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Juhani Aaltonen: To Future Memories

Read "To Future Memories" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Helsinki-based TUM Records, launched in 2003, “promotes more experienced musicians whose work is not favored by commercial trends of our time." The label is especially supportive of the freer end of jazz's spectrum, offering up albums like Kolibri by Finish pianist/harpist Iro Haarla, violinist Billy Bang's Da Bang, and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's Occupy the World, ...