‘Beginnings’ is one of the most focused yet unpredictable improv trio sessions I’ve heard recently. It just gets better every time I give it a spin. – Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery

Mikko Innanen alto & baritonesaxophones
Markus Pesonen electric guitar
Mika Kallio drums

The record is made during an improvised session, where the three Finns are on a journey to find distinct songs and stories. Determined but open, songful but abstract, melancholic but playful — the music, alternating between and blending seemingly opposite qualities, has a vibe of the Finnish character.

Markus Pesonen, Mikko Innanen and Mika Kallio played their first concert as a trio in the autumn of 2012 in Helsinki. Innanen and Kallio have in fact played together as a duo and in various ensembles (Nuijamiehet, Gourmet, Mr. Fonebone, TUMO) since 1996 when they met at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Innanen met Pesonen in Copenhagen sometime in the mid-­‐00’s after playing a concert with Delirium, a group Innanen co-­‐founded in 1998 while being an exchange student at Copenhagen’s Rhythmic Music Conservatory. Pesonen, a Rhythmic Music Conservatory graduate, is a few years younger than his fellow Finns. Their first meeting with Kallio was actually that of a teacher and a very promising student at the Savonia music school in Kuopio. They share a common background, both originating from Kuopio in Finland’s Savo region.

That’s the beginnings.

The present is now as sounds in your ears.

The future is in the making.

Sampler from the album:
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“Beginnings” CD – 15€ including postage anywhere in the world