Ilmiliekki Quartet

A 6 track post bop album (41m 5s) — released February 11th 2022 on We Jazz

Ilmiliekki Quartet from Helsinki return with their new self-titled album on We Jazz Records on 11 February 2022. The group, including Verneri Pohjola (trumpet), Tuomo Prättälä (piano), Antti Lötjönen (bass) and Olavi Louhivuori (drums) is a mainstay in the Finnish scene and the band has been steadily developing their sound for nearly two decades now. It could be said that the group's musicians, each also a solo artist of note these days, has grown with and through performing together with this regularly working quartet. Ilmiliekki Quartet's music has a song-like melodic quality, which pairs naturally with their often freeform search for new musical landscapes.

As testament of Ilmiliekki Quartet being a Band with a capital B, the songs on the new album come from each of the four members. As before, the band also takes a borrowed tune in for a loving rendition, this time tackling "Aila" by the Finnish dream pop group Karina. All in all, there's a deep, moody element to the music, yet at the same time, their sound flows with remarkable ease and lightness of touch. This brings out a wide range of color in their music, which is easy to fall in love with.

This self-titled disc is a strong, self-assured release from a group who have combined their members' individual strengths to create a recognisable and impressive collective voice. - Phil Freeman The Wire

Ilmiliekki Quartet's overall sound is one of elegance and purposeful development, experiment; a rich channeling of sophisticated jazz from both sides of the pond. - Dominic Valvona Monolith Cocktail

This is quality music at all levels! - Jan Granlie Salt peanuts

Timeless and rich sound from Ilmiliekki Quartet – recording quality is incredible too. - Quinton Scott Worldwide FM

Classy, unpredictable and engaging. - John Osborne Jazz FM

This is great! I just had it on whilst cooking my dinner and I love its Miles-ish muted tripped out feel... - Ross Allen NTS

Finn veterans covering pop? I'm all in for "Aila". - Thom Jurek Allmusic

We Jazz keep the fires burning with this latest release... - Paul Bradshaw Straight No Chaser

Sounds solid. - Alex Ruder KEXP Seattle

When everything is said and done, melody reigns. - Pat Youngspiel All About Jazz

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