Pylkkanen

Nu Bottega

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917350227
Catnr: CR 73502
Release date: 02 April 2020
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Challenge Records
UPC
0608917350227
Catalogue number
CR 73502
Release date
02 April 2020

"Very nice and entertaining modern jazz."

Music Emotion, 20-7-2020
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About the album

Born in 1964, saxophonist and composer Pekka Pylkkänen has been recognized as one of the stronger jazz artists and saxophonists in Europe. He has performed around the globe and has been very successful not only in Europe, but also in Asia and South America, for example. He has collaborated with numerous prestigious artists in many countries, and continues to work as a soloist/leader, recording artist and educator all over the world.

On Nu Bottega:
“The general idea is about the Italian lifestyle and the beauty that one can find there – not easy to describe in a few words, but like finding the most beautiful things behind a slightly trashed or 'b-flat' areas/places/details. ‘Nu Bottega’ just means ‘new restaurant’ – but having this vibe of a shared kitchen, cooking with friends, sharing the bread and so on. Cooking (mostly Italian nowadays) is one of my passions, and sharing that with my friends is one of my greatest joys.”
Der 1964 geborene Saxophonist und Komponist Pekka Pylkkänen gilt als einer der starken Jazzkünstler und Saxophonisten Europas. Er ist auf der ganzen Welt aufgetreten und nicht nur in Europa, sondern beispielsweise auch in Asien und Südamerika erfolgreich. Er hat in vielen Ländern mit zahlreichen renommierten Künstlern zusammengearbeitet und wirkt global als Solist, Leader, Aufnahmemusiker und Pädagoge.

Über Nu Bottega:
„Es geht im Allgemeinen um die italienische Lebensweise und die Schönheit, die man in diesem Land finden kann – man kann das nicht so leicht in wenigen Worten beschreiben, es ist, als ob man die schönsten Dinge in etwas heruntergekommenen Gegenden, Orten oder Details findet.
‚Nu Bottega‘ bedeutet einfach ‚Neues Restaurant‘, doch mit dem Vibe einer Gemeinschaftsküche, dem Kochen mit Freunden, dem Teilen von Brot und so weiter. Das Kochen (nun überwiegend italienisch) ist meine Leidenschaft und dies mit Freunden zu teilen macht mir die größte Freude.“

"Pekka schickte mir eine Kopie seiner letzten Aufnahme und was ich höre, ist ein reifer Musiker mit einem wirklich überzeugenden Klang, sowohl als Komponist als auch als Instrumentalist. Die Musik dieser Aufnahme ist einfach großartig und ich bin sehr glücklich zu sehen und zu hören, dass Pekka sich zu dem Musiker entwickelt hat, der er heute ist. Er kreiert Kompositionen mit einer eleganten Komplexität, die sein Saxophonspiel auf eine einzigartige und persönliche Art und Weise präsentieren. "
Auszug aus Liner Notes für 'Listen!' von Bob Mintzer

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Born in 1964, saxophonist and composer Pekka Pylkkänen has been recognized as one of the stronger jazz artists and saxophonists in Europe. He has performed around the globe and been very successful not only in Europe, but also for example in Asia and South-America. He has collaborated with numerous prestigious artists in many countries, and continues to work as a soloist/leader, recording artist and educator throughout the world.

During his earlier career he worked several years full-time with the ‘National Jazz Orchestra of Finland’ – UMO Jazz Orchestra, with which he also sometimes performed modern contemporary music, and was often featured as a soloist. Some of the guests for both UMO Jazz Orchestra included stars such as Maria Schneider, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Michael Abene, Mercer Ellington, Dee Dee Bridgewater, etc.

As a leader he has performed in more than 50 countries in Europe, The Americas, all over Asia and also South Africa. He has appeared as a leader/soloist in around 2000 concerts during the last 20 years, most of them outside Finland. His appearances range from clubs to concert halls and major festivals and TV concerts, such as Hong Kong Jazz Festival, Beijing Jazz Festival, Trondheim Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, National Arts Festival (South Africa), Providencia Festival de Jazz (Santiago, Chile), Yokohama Jazz Promenade, Yarasum Jazz Festival, Beijing Concert Hall, The Spring Hall (Seoul/Korea), EBS.

In addition to his long career as a performing artist, Pekka has led a significant career as an educator, having had several full-time positions in Finland, but also he has held clinics and master classes in more than 60 music universities/conservatories and colleges around the world.

He has been invited as and Artist-In-Residence in dozens of occasions in for example Finland, Italy, China, Malaysia, Brazil and Portugal.
His 2 first CDs Pekka Pylkkanen: Pekka’s Tube Factory in 1999 and Pekka Pylkkanen Tube Factory: Opaque in 2001 were released by Naxos Jazz, and his 3rd album Pekka Pylkkanen Tube Factory: Listen! by Lumino Records and later licenced to the Chinese market by Starsing Records. He represents Ken Okutsu Mouthpieces, Marmaduke Music accessories and Keilwerth Saxophones.

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Very nice and entertaining modern jazz.
Music Emotion, 20-7-2020

The harmony of Pekka and Fabrizio is a feast for the ears, this album is pure enjoyment.
Rootstime, 06-5-2020

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