Joona Toivanen Trio - Both Only - LP

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Joona Toivanen Trio - Both Only - LP
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Joona Toivanen Trio  new album "Both Only". A landmark work for the long standing group, the album showcases a new sound for the band, trekking deep into new ideas for an acoustic jazz piano trio. Since their formation as teenagers in mid-1990's, the trio of pianist Joona Toivanen, bassist Tapani Toivanen and drummer Olavi Louhivuori (of Superposition, Ilmiliekki Quartet and Linda Fredriksson "Juniper") has developed their remarkably coherent band sound step by step, touring the world over.

 Nowadays, the trio is geographically split between Gothenburg, Sweden (Joona), Copenhagen, Denmark (Tapani), and Helsinki, Finland (Olavi), but the unit has never sounded so together as one, and as adventurous as on "Both Only".

"Both Only" by Joona Toivanen Trio is a cocoon, a welcoming shelter of sound that opens up naturally for the listener to inhabit. The album is moody and introspective, even dark at times, but by the time you get to the closing track, "This and This", you'll likely notice something hopeful brewing up. This is not music dealing with nostalgia or a world lost. Instead, it's a body of work with delicate dynamics, taking a minute just to listen and to look inwards to learn something, to move...  more

Joona Toivanen, piano / Tapani Toivanen, bass / Olavi Louhivuori, drums

Produced by Joona Toivanen & Matti Nives
Recorded at Studio Epidemin by Johannes Lundberg
Mixed and mastered by Petter Eriksson at Studio Folkhemmet
Photography by Joona Toivanen
Artist photos by Juho Luukkainen
Design by Matti Nives

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