Åkerö

Maria Kalaniemi and Timo Alakotila
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It is now 2011 and suddenly we realize that we have been playing together for twenty years. Time surely flies by.

We started our collaboration at Sibelius Academy Folk Music Department in 1991 and since then we have been playing together in many different bands and projects. It has been one of the nicest and relaxing musical partnerships for both of us with many great memories and lots of coneerts in different parts of the world.

Åkerö reveals many of the different styles and influences that have been important to us as musicians: Finnish and Finnish-Swedish "pelimanni" tradition, old Finnish dance music, tango, polska, just to mention a few.

We composed some new tunes for this album, the typical setting for our making music together. We just play tunes that we love, with no preconceived plans. We never know in advance what paths, flavours and feelings will emerge and this is what makes our partnership and music so rewarding, We hope the music inspires you as much as it does us.

Maria Kalaniemi, Timo Alakotila
Code: 
ÅKERÖCD011
Publishing year: 
2012-00-00T00:00:00
Recording year: 
2011
Country of recording: 
Finland

Recorded and mixed by Risto Hemmi, Finnvox Studios Helsinki
Mastered by Pauli Saastamoinen

Musicians: 

Maria Kalaniemi: accordeon
Timo Alakotila: piano

Guest musicians

Tero Lindberg: trumpet
Heikki Pohto: alto saxophone
Antti Rissanen: trombone
Anssi Nykänen: drums and percussion

1. Åkerö

Comp. Maria Kalaniemi

2. Syyssoitto

Comp. Maria Kalaniemi, Timo Alakotila

3. Koskaan et muuttua saa

Comp. Adagio Gardinal

4. Kaipaus

Comp. Timo Alakotila

5. Viola

Comp. trad., Timo Alakotila lyrics, arr. Maria Kalaniemi, Timo Alakotila

6. Yötuulet

Comp. Timo Alakotila, Maria Kalaniemi

7. Kohti Pispalaa

Comp. Timo Alakotila

8. Trädet

Comp. Maria Kalaniemi

9. Grönbacka

Comp. Maria Kalaniemi, arr. Timo Alakotila, Maria Kalaniemi

10. Kengo-Antas vals

Comp. trad., arr. Maria Kalaniemi, Timo Alakotila

11. Ta in hiid in fiol

Comp. trad., arr. Maria Kalaniemi, Timo Alakotila

12. Vaiennut viulu

Comp. Konsta Jylhä, arr. Maria Kalaniemi, Timo Alakotila

13. Silta

Comp. Maria Kalaniemi, Timo Alakotila

14. Soittajan kaipuu

Comp. Viljo Vesterinen, arr. Maria Kalaniemi, Timo Alakotila