A 14 track avant garde jazz album (30m 12s) — released February 21st 2020 on We Jazz

We Jazz Records presents "Pu:", the boundary-breaking solo debut of bass player Ville Herrala, to be released on 21 February 2020. Utilising only the double bass but looking at the instrument from various different perspectives. The end result is an inspired set of 14 miniatures, each pushing the concept forward in a highly personal way.

The first single "Pu: 12" presents a rhythmic approach with echoes of from the world of minimal classical music and electronic music. Bowed tracks such as "Pu: 2" offer another perspective, as does the second single "Pu: 10", going back to the essence of the instrument and opening new doors while doing so. Each of the tracks is a compact musical adventure unto its own.

Ville Herrala (b. 1979) is one of the most higly-regarded bass players working in the Finnish scene. He's known from the ranks of such top ensembles as PLOP, Jukka Perko Jazztet, U-Street All Stars, Jukka Eskola Orquesta Bossa and UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra, to name but a few.

Big. - Tim Garcia Jazz FM

Seriously heady jazz here. - Alex Ruder KEXP

We Jazz continues to question the status quo with its releases. They (and the artists) should be applauded. - DJ Osric RTR FM

Fascinating exploration of all the sounds this majestic instrument is capable of. - Derek Rath KPFK,KXLU, Afropop

Definitely an different an interesting rhythmic approach!!! - Aurello Rinse France

Very experimentell, but great. - Judith Schnaubelt Bayerischer Rundfunk

Something special here... Diving deeper - Ilya Rasskazov Headz.FM / Mixmag Russia

Excellent music. - Nick Davies Soul Legends Radio

Really intriguing sounding album with some great playing! - Chris Welch Sounds Like This 93.2FM Sheffield Live

An another interesting exploration into experimental Jazz, it seems We Jazz are leading the charge for this in recent years. Good work. - Mickey Duke 1BTN

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