Black vinyl. With insert and liner notes.
For more than three decades writers and critics have tried – in vain – to describe Piirpauke’s debut. Dizzy Gillespie put it aptly one time by declaring that bebop as a genre of music never existed. There was Miles Davis music, Thelonious Monk music, Charlie Parker music. Some 20 years later in this Nordic world-corner, there was Pekka Pohjola music, Tasavallan Presidentti music and Piirpauke music. Pohjola was a bit more influenced by classical music, Tasavallan Presidentti by Anglo-American pop and rock music and Piirpauke by ethnic folk musics. Each of them had modern jazz and free improvisation as one of their cornerstones. And they all made music that has survived easily for more than 30 years and which will continue to be acknowledged as timeless classics as the next decades pass by.