Waltz Unknown 07:21 / Song of India Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 09:08 / Vainila Ville Rauhala 05:17 / Alma Ville Rauhala 08:22 / Rubidium Verneri Pohjola 11:39 / Old Papa´s Blues Verneri Pohjola 09:21 / Sax-O-Phun Rudy Wiedoeft 02:58 / Kynnyspuulla Edward Vesala 13:02 / The Last Janitsar Verneri Pohjola 04:13 // Total playing time 71:22
Sami Sippola tenor and soprano saxophone
Ville Rauhala double bass
Simo Laihonen drums
February 19, 2013
On Rubidium, much acclaimed Finnish trumpeter Verneri Pohjola, familiar both from the Ilmiliekki Quartet and his current Verneri Pohjola Quartet, joins forces with Finland´s leading trio of improvisers, Black Motor, or Sami Sippola on saxophones, Ville Rauhala on double bass and Simo Laihonen on drums. On this recording, Pohjola´s strong playing combines with Black Motor´s unified trio sound to create a lyrical yet always intense collaboration.
Most of the compositions are by Verneri Pohjola or Ville Rauhala but also include one of late Edward Vesala´s most beautiful compositions, "Kynnyspuulla" or "On the Threshold", and even "Song of India" by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Black Motor featuring Verneri Pohjola
TUM CD 031