KALLE KALIMA

Eclectic Fusion / Jazz Related Improv/Composition • Finland
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Kalle Kalima (b. 1973 in Helsinki, Finland) began his journey into sound with piano lessons at the age of six. Five years later he switched over to the guitar and has never looked back. He studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and at the Hanns Eisler Conservatory in Berlin under the guidance of Raoul Björkenheim and John Schröder to name a few. After taking up residence in Berlin, Kalima has experienced a revelation in his attitude towards free music. So far Kalle has worked with trompeter Tomasz Stanko, sax player Juhani Aaltonen, pianist Heikki Sarmanto, bass players Sirone, Teppo Hauta-Aho, Carlos Bica & Ed Schuller, guitarist Marc Ducret, composer Simon Stockhausen, drummer Tony Allen and singer Linda Sharrock. He is also playing with Jimi Tenor, finnish underground pop star. Last years have been busy years for Kalima, touring mostly in Europe but also in Africa, Asia and USA.

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KALLE KALIMA Hippycone (with Marc Ducret) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hippycone (with Marc Ducret)
Eclectic Fusion 2000
KALLE KALIMA Klima Kalima 5.00 | 1 ratings
Klima Kalima "Helsinki On My Mind"
Eclectic Fusion 2004
KALLE KALIMA Klima Kalima ‎: Chasing Yellow album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Klima Kalima ‎: Chasing Yellow
Eclectic Fusion 2007
KALLE KALIMA Iris In Trance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Iris In Trance
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2009
KALLE KALIMA Kalle Kalima & K-18 : Some Kubricks Of Blood album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Kalle Kalima & K-18 : Some Kubricks Of Blood
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2009
KALLE KALIMA Klima Kalima ‎: Loru album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Klima Kalima ‎: Loru
Eclectic Fusion 2010
KALLE KALIMA Kalle Kalima & K-18 : Out To Lynch album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kalle Kalima & K-18 : Out To Lynch
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2012
KALLE KALIMA Klima Kalima ‎: Finn Noir album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Klima Kalima ‎: Finn Noir
Eclectic Fusion 2013
KALLE KALIMA Buñuel de Jour album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Buñuel de Jour
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2014
KALLE KALIMA High Noon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Noon
Eclectic Fusion 2016
KALLE KALIMA Kalle Kalima / Knut Reiersrud : Flying Like Eagles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kalle Kalima / Knut Reiersrud : Flying Like Eagles
Eclectic Fusion 2019

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KALLE KALIMA Kalle Kalima & K-18 : Some Kubricks Of Blood

Album · 2009 · Jazz Related Improv/Composition
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Finnish guitarist Kalle Kalima with this release comprising a quartet has taken Stanley Kubrick’s films for inspiration with his compositions and album theme in 2009 with “Some Kubricks Of Blood” which was released on the Tum Label. Kalle Kailma has worked with quite a few well known names in Jazz prior to this with Tomasz Stanko, Marc Ducret, Juhani Aaltonen as well as having lead three different trios and currently is touring with Jim Tenor as well as teaching guitar in the music department at The University of Luzern. Quartet is the make up for this Kubrick influenced project with Kalle, on electric and acoustic guitar, Mikko Innanen, alto, soprano and baritone saxophone, Vile Kujala , quarter tone accordion with Teppo Hauta-aho on double bass and you will notice that there is no drummer included as Kalle was after a certain atmosphere for his presentation and vision of his Stanley Kubrick compositions.

It’s “Overlook Hotel” from ‘The Shining” opening with the musicians keeping things separated between bursts of guitar for this interesting opening improv number with a bit of creaky atmosphere to follow where one will realise the album is as much Experimental as it is Jazz with some delightful changes within the compositions bringing the required effects and feel for the album with the 46 second “Hal 9000” computer effect leading to the following “Room 237” with the required creeping sound and later atmosphere when one finds what is in the bath and The Shining is still the major influence with the following short composition “Overlook Bar” comprising primarily solo electric guitar. “Karova Milk Bar” has the accordion bringing the atmosphere for this “A Clockwork Orange” influence number with quite an experimental feel and as throughout the previous tracks it feels more of a Soundtrack having the gradual changes within. The longest composition is the 14 minute “Parris Island” with barely a sound apart from some clicks for the first minute for Kalle’s take on “Full Metal Jacket” with a gradual pick up to come on this original number of varying changes. There are three more compositions to follow and like the entire album’s construction it is Experimental and Avante Garde for what could be used quite easily as a Soundtrack.

I have to admit it is not something I would play every day but there are some interesting points and the album does contain a bit of atmosphere but it really is only for those lovers of Experimental and Avante Garde music. It is one of those “Got to be in the Mood “ albums but if you are?, quite an interesting listen.

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