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"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Iiro Rantala is "a natural phenomenon on keys" (German jazz magazine Jazzthing); an all-rounder of whom New York-based pianist and arranger Gil Goldstein quite rightly said: "Iiro Rantala is a pianistic sensation who makes the strongest case I know to believe in reincarnation, because his pianistic technique and musical sensitivity speak of depths that appear impossible to have been achieved in this lifetime alone". Up to now, Rantala was mainly associated with the trio Töykeät, one of the weirdest, funniest and most visionary piano trios in international jazz. He sounded out all the possibilities of this formation: Sometimes playing the energetic lion on keys, sometimes the sensitive romantic or the burlesque clown. His playing blasted away all stylistic boundaries and was as uncompromised as it was entertaining, but kept together by a magical triangle: his boundless technical ability and his unmistakeable senses of humour and style. 

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tough stuff (vinyl)
iiro rantala HEL trio
tough stuff
iiro rantala HEL trio
Veneziana
Iiro Rantala | Mitglieder der Berliner Philharmoniker
Potsdam (vinyl)
Iiro Rantala
Potsdam
Iiro Rantala
playing gershwin (vinyl)
Iiro Rantala
playing gershwin
Iiro Rantala
My Finnish Calendar
Iiro Rantala
My Finnish Calendar (vinyl)
Iiro Rantala
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic IX
Various Artists
mozart, bernstein, lennon
Iiro Rantala | The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic VII - Piano Night
Leszek Możdżer | Iiro Rantala | Michael Wollny
Good Stuff (vinyl)
Iiro Rantala | Ulf Wakenius
Good Stuff
Iiro Rantala | Ulf Wakenius
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic VII (vinyl)
Leszek Możdżer / Iiro Rantala / Michael Wollny
Meet Me At The Movies (vinyl)
Viktoria Tolstoy
Meet Me At The Movies
Viktoria Tolstoy
E.S.T. SYMPHONY
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
E.S.T. SYMPHONY (vinyl)
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
how long is now? (vinyl)
Iiro Rantala / Lars Danielsson / Peter Erskine
Magic Moments 9
Various Artists
how long is now?
Iiro Rantala / Lars Danielsson / Peter Erskine
My Working Class Hero
Iiro Rantala
Anyone With A Heart
Iiro Rantala String Trio
Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic I
Iiro Rantala / Michael Wollny / Leszek Mozdzer
Lost Heroes
Iiro Rantala