Joonas Haavisto Trio
Joonas Haavisto – p, Antti Lötjönen – b, Joonas Riippa – dr
Oku is the third album of Joonas Haavisto Trio. The album is released both in Europe and in Japan in the spring. The Japanese word oku means an inner state, the path that the musicians have taken for the past ten years of playing together. Pianist Haavisto’s compositions buzz like Tokyo nightlife and hum like the rugged Finnish wilderness. Echos of Finland’s national composer Sibelius’ work can be detected too.