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WITH THREE SECONDS | KOLME TOISTA, COMPOSER, GUITARIST, AND OUD PLAYER JUSSI REIJONEN PRESENTS HIS MOST PERSONAL AND AMBITIOUS WORK YET.

Bringing together an all-star 9-piece ensemble of musicians from Finland, Jordan/Iraq, Palestine, Turkey, Japan and the United States whose credits include performances/recordings with Herbie Hancock, Roy Haynes, Simon Shaheen, Danilo Pérez, Terence Blanchard, Snarky Puppy and Yo-Yo Ma, composer, guitarist and oud player Jussi Reijonen’s long-awaited new album Three Seconds | Kolme Toista [Challenge Records International, 2022] draws from the deep pool of influences and experiences of a childhood spent in the Middle East and East Africa as well as 13 years in the United States as an adult.

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Homage to Gramlis

Label: Self-Produced
Released: 2023

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Gone Tree

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Label: Self-Produced
Released: 2023
Duration: 6:11

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Derrick Gardner, Lisa Sokolov, Ray Russell and More

Read "Derrick Gardner, Lisa Sokolov, Ray Russell and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This eclectic show features African echoes from Derrick Gardner, moving vocals from Lisa Sokolov and Noa Fort, and ambient jazz fusion from Ray Russell. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Patricia Brennan “The Woman Who ...

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Article: Live Review

Jussi Reijonen At Espoo Cultural Center

Read "Jussi Reijonen At Espoo Cultural Center" reviewed by Anthony Shaw


Jussi Reijonen Espoo Cultural Center Espoo, FinlandFebruary 24, 2023 Sometimes the best of things come unexpectedly, but considering the one-year anniversary on this date that is certainly not always true. However this gig in the Finnish capital region's Espoo public arts center, including the local library, music school auditorium and ...

Article: Album Review

Jussi Reijonen: Three Seconds | Kolme Toista

Read "Three Seconds | Kolme Toista" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Disco tanto sorprendente, quanto interessante, questo Three Seconds | Kolme Toista è la narrazione musicale di un vero e proprio viaggio interiore fatto dal suo autore, il chitarrista Jussi Reijonen. Nato a Rovaniemi, nel nord della Finlandia, Reijonen è però cresciuto prima ad Amman (Giordania), poi a Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Muscat (Oman) e ...

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Three Seconds | Kolme Toista

Label: Challenge Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Veil; Transient; The Weaver, Every So Often Shifting the Sands Beneath Her; Verso; Median.

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Article: Year in Review

Karl Ackermann's Best Creative Music Albums Of 2022

Read "Karl Ackermann's Best Creative Music Albums Of 2022" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


For good, or bad, the “new normal" can finally be archived, and the club doors reopened to full rooms of unmasked patrons. 2022 marked an informal end to the Pandemic and a rebirth in live performing arts. Like similar periods in history, an unusual burst of creative energy followed isolation. Jazz was no exception; the resilience ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Gaia Mattiuzzi, Wojtek Mazolewski, Flat Earth Society, Ari Joshua, Frank Zappa & More New Releases

Read "Gaia Mattiuzzi, Wojtek Mazolewski, Flat Earth Society, Ari Joshua, Frank Zappa & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week a catchy and eclectic playlist, which straddles many stylistic lines and influences, opens in the spirit of Zappa and ends with Zappa himself and yet another gem recently unearthed from his bottomless vault. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Fred Pallem ...

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The Veil

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Label: Challenge Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 7:19


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