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Olavi Trio (Hauta / Hongisto / Louhivuori): Oh, La Vie! (Tum)

A trio of Finnish free improvisers--Jari Olavi Hongisto on trombone, Teppo Olavi Hauta on double bass, and Niilo Olavi Louhivuori on drums, with all 3 handling percussion, for 12 spontanously composed studio works of open and equalitarian trio improvisation.

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UPC: 6430015280434

Label: Tum
Catalog ID: TUM 43
Squidco Product Code: 21163

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Finland
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel with attached booklet
Recorded at Varistoteles Studio in Helsinki, Finland, on February 16th and 17th, 2013 by Markku Veijonsuo.


Jari Olavi Hongisto-trombone, percussion

Teppo Olavi Hauta-aho doublebass, percussion

Niilo Olavi Louhivuori-drums, percussion

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track listing:

1. Downhill 6:59

2. Oh, La Vie! 10:45

3. Kalle Killi 3:53

4. Shoulder Twist 5:01

5. Forest Walk 4:55

6. Hustle and Bustle 2:28

7. Sideways 3:44

8. Chaplin 5:18

9. Drum Song 2:13

10. Whisperer 4:01

11. Hurry Up! 6:26

12. Evening Song 4:35

13. Kun Ilta Ehtii 3:20
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"The Olavi Trio consists of bassist Teppo Olavi Hauta-aho, trombonist Jari Olavi Hongisto and drummer Niilo Olavi Louhivuori, who share not only the same middle name but also a mutual love for free improvisation. Collectively, they represent Finnish improvisers of the past three generations, with Hauta-aho having already risen to the forefront of the music in the 1960s, Hongisto in the 1980s and Louhivuori in the beginning of the new millennium.

Whereas the Olavi Trio's first album (TUM 26) featured some of their best friends, Juhani Aaltonen, Kalle Kalima and Verneri Pohjola, as special guests, their second focuses on what audiences have come to love in their live performances, namely, open and equalitarian trio improvisation. Oh, la Vie! includes 12 compositions that were either spontaneously improvised in the studio or improvised using as a starting point themes composed by the trio's members. Like the Olavi Trio's first album, this one also closes with a song closely associated with their namesake, singer Olavi Virta, as "Kun Ilta Ehtii" gets a unique interpretation."-TUM

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Improvised Music
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings

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