"Where words leave off, music begins." - Heinrich Heine

Iiro Rantala

Iiro Rantala plays the piano with “em otional m agnetism and m usical intelligence”; he has a “virtuosic prowess as an improviser capable of enormous idiomatic and emotional range.” (Downbeat) This praise from the American magazine’s review of the Finnish pianist’s third and recent studio-recorded solo album for ACT, “My Finnish Calendar” (2019) sums up the astonishing variety which people who know his playing well might almost start to take for granted. The citation for the 2016 JTI Jazz Prize in Trier also does well to define the way audiences take him to their heart: “Rantala can sweep listeners off their feet, he can be clown and magician, charmer and virtuoso, maverick and humorist.”

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My Finnish Calendar (vinyl)
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Leszek Możdżer / Iiro Rantala / Michael Wollny
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E.S.T. SYMPHONY (vinyl)
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how long is now? (vinyl)
Iiro Rantala / Lars Danielsson / Peter Erskine
Magic Moments 9
Various Artists
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Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic I
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