PEKKA POHJOLA — Pihkasilmä kaarnakorva

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3.53 | 8 ratings | 2 reviews
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Album · 1972

Tracklist

1. Metsonpeliä (Capercaillie Games) (10:42)
2. Virtojen kiharat (Curls of Streams) (5:36)
3. Armoton idylli (Merciless Idyll) (3:54)
4. Nipistys (Pinch) (3:31)
5. Valittaja (Complainer) (9:28)

Total Time: 33:11

Line-up/Musicians

Clarinet – Risto Pensola
Drums – Reino Laine
Flute – Pekka Pöyry
Organ – Jukka Gustavson
Piano, Bass, Violin, Composed By – Pekka Pohjola

About this release

Love Records – LRLP 71 (Finland)

Recorded at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, autumn 1972

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Warthur
Pekka Pohjola's debut solo album is a technically and compositionally adept tribute to Frank Zappa, one of Pohjola's great musical heroes. Not explicitly, of course, but there's no mistaking that Pohjola on this album is following the fusion blueprint Zappa established on Hot Rats and using it as the basis of his own work. And it's pretty excellent work too - Pohjola's bass playing is of course a highlight, but all the instrumentalists get their chance in the spotlight. Although some of the compositions do outstay their welcome a little - only to be expected when Pohjola also had a fairly prolific career with Wigwam at the time and had to split his ideas between solo albums and Wigwam albums - by and large this is a great contribution to the Zappa-influenced side of the fusion genre, though it doesn't quite match the stature of Hot Rats.
Sean Trane
If I was to make separate rating for each side of this vinyl , the first very classicaly oriented tracks would get 2* and the second much more jazzy-rock-fusion-classical would get 4*. The first track is marred by a too long boring drum-bass solo in the modern classical style (Faure-Boulez) and the music is rather direction-less. The real treat is the last two tracks (merged into one on CD) that are much more energetic and show that Pohjola was one of the leading bassist (he was in the Wigwam/Tasallavan Presidentii crowd) of Scandinavia and his style is very much as Jefferson Airplane's Jack Casady. The long improvisation pieces is simply riveting to your seat and when hearing the piano and the organ making superb interplay , one could almost say that this alone is worth the price of admission , but this is not indispensible to your collection. Hence the 3 star rating.

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