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Lithium

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Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917344325
Catnr: CR 73443
Release date: 12 January 2018
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Challenge Records
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0608917344325
Catalogue number
CR 73443
Release date
12 January 2018

"Every composition is striking and let the play of the four musicians in full glory."

Jazzism, 26-4-2018
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Lithium is the brand-new result of a collaboration of four talented musicians and composers, combining resolve, energy and years of experience. Lithium’s music lives from different genres, all of which are rendered by its members into a strong, unique sound.
With many tours both as leader and with trumpet player and ECM artist Tomasz Stanko, pianist and composer Alexi Tuomarila has become a fixture in many European jazz projects. His fellow countryman, drummer Jonne Taavitsainen, is one of the jazz scene’s emerging talents. Joonas Tuuri plays double bass and electric bass. In his career as a bassist, he has played in many different formations. In his youth, Joonas studied music at the Central Karelia Music Institute in eastern Finland and today studies at the Sibelius Academy’s Jazz Department. The line-up is completed by the youngest band member, the Portuguese guitarist Andre Fernandes, who already has worked with a number of top artists such as Lee Konitz, Mário Laginha, Chris Cheek, Maria Joao, Tomasz Stanko, Bill McHenry, Perico Sambeat, Jeff Ballard, Julian Arguelles, David Binney, Avishai Cohen and Eli Degib.

Red confirms not one, but many things – that jazz is still very much alive and being played at the highest level, that this universal language unifies us, and that it is possible to renew and maintain tradition in 2018.
Chico Pinheiro

Lithium ist das brandneue Ergebnis einer Zusammenarbeit zwischen vier talentierten Musikern und Komponisten, die Entschlossenheit, Energie und jahrelange Erfahrung vereint. Die Musik von Lithium lebt von verschiedenen Genres, die alle durch die Mitglieder in einen starken und einzigartigen Sound übersetzt werden.
Pianist und Komponist Alexi Tuomarila ist mit umfangreichen Tourneen als Leader sowie mit dem Trompeter und ECM-Künstler Tomasz Stanko in vielen europäischen Jazzprojekten zu einem festen Bestandteil geworden. Der ebenfalls aus Finnland stammende Schlagzeuger Jonne Taavitsainen ist eines der aufstrebenden Talente im Jazz. Joonas Tuuri spielt Kontrabass und E-Bass. Während seiner Karriere als Bassist spielte er in vielen verschiedenen Formationen. Joonas studierte in seiner Jugend Musik am Keski-Karjalan Musiikkiopisto in Ostfinnland und studiert heute in der Jazzabteilung der Sibelius-Akademie. All dies wird durch das vierte und jüngste Mitglied der Band, den portugiesischen Top-Gitarristen Andre Fernandes abgerundet, der mit einer Reihe von Top-Künstlern wie Lee Konitz, Mário Laginha, Chris Cheek, Maria Joao, Tomasz Stanko, Bill McHenry, Perico Sambeat, Jeff Ballard, Julian Arguelles, David Binney, Avishai Cohen, Eli Degib zusammengearbeitet hat.

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Lithium

Lithium is a a brand new collaboration between four gifted musicians and composers that combines determination, passionate young energy and years of experience all together. The music of Lithium thrives from various different genres all of which translates through the members Alexi Tuomarila, Jonne Taavitsainen and Joonas Tuuri into a strong and unique sound. All of this is seasoned by the fourth and newest member of the band, Portuguese top guitarist Andre Fernandes, who has collaborated with a number of top artists such as Lee Konitz, Mário Laginha, Chris Cheek, Maria Joao, Tomasz Stanko, Bill McHenry, Perico Sambeat, Jeff Ballard, Julian Arguelles, David Binney, Avishai Cohen, Eli Degibri, Jorge Rossy, just to name a few. Alexi Tuomarila and Andre Fernandes have cooperated...
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Lithium is a a brand new collaboration between four gifted musicians and composers that combines determination, passionate young energy and years of experience all together. The music of Lithium thrives from various different genres all of which translates through the members Alexi Tuomarila, Jonne Taavitsainen and Joonas Tuuri into a strong and unique sound.

All of this is seasoned by the fourth and newest member of the band, Portuguese top guitarist Andre Fernandes, who has collaborated with a number of top artists such as Lee Konitz, Mário Laginha, Chris Cheek, Maria Joao, Tomasz Stanko, Bill McHenry, Perico Sambeat, Jeff Ballard, Julian Arguelles, David Binney, Avishai Cohen, Eli Degibri, Jorge Rossy, just to name a few.

Alexi Tuomarila and Andre Fernandes have cooperated for years and the latest Fernandes release ”Dream Keeper”, on the label Edition Records, is featured by Tuomarila as well as Perico Sambeat, Demian Cabaud ja Iago Fernandez.


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Every composition is striking and let the play of the four musicians in full glory.
Jazzism, 26-4-2018

Wow! What a nice new addition is Lithium to the jazz firmament! Red is their first album and (hopefully) the layout to much more.
Written in Music, 13-3-2018

In nine pieces, most composed by Tuomarila, the group create solid, very melodic modern jazz.
De Standaard, 14-2-2018

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