IS RAOUL BJÍRKENHEIM'S NEW TRIO
HANNU RANTANEN - BASS & ELECTRIC BASS
MIKKO HASSINEN - DRUMS
The group made it's debut in Helsinki at the Jazz Espa Happening on July the 7th 2000.
The made a great noise even if they were only playing covers which I frankly didn't even try to recognize. I was listening to them play, which they did with gusto. A great group for which I hold high hopes among the unfortunately not too densely populated Finnish jazz elite.
As always Raoul's playing is great and he is a true personality among guitarists (and a nice person as well).
Hannu Rantanen and Mikko Hassinen make up a powerhouse rhythm section which is so far not well known but hopefully soon will be heard by all of you.