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The Dead Don't Dream

by Verneri Pohjola

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1.
07:33
2.
Wilder Brother
3.
Voices Heard
4.
The Conversationalist
5.
The Dead Don't Dream
6.
Argirro
7.
Suspended

about

Finnish trumpeter Verneri Pohjola is a tour de force, unquestionably a huge talent and a musician with a commanding and individual voice who is able to bring warmth and stillness to his playing as much as a vibrant intensity. His writing is strong and bold, adept at finding those hooky melodies that jump out at you as progressive, creative and individual. The Dead Don’t Dream is his fourth album on Edition and sixth in total. His recent offerings represent very different yet coherent albums. Bullhorn (2015) was entirely original and placed Verneri firmly on the European scene as the one to watch. Pekka in 2017 saw him interpreting his famous father's music, bringing a rockier approach and electronics to the party. His latest, Animal Image, was a completely improvised duo with drummer Mika Kallio. Each of these albums challenged Verneri to reach further with his playing, and explore wider soundscapes.

Verneri Pohjola - trumpet
Tuomo Prättälä - piano & electronics
Mika Kallio - drums and gongs
Antti Lötjönen - bass

Pauli Lyytinen - soprano saxophone & tenor saxophone (on ‘Wilder Brother’ and ‘Suspended’)
Miikka Paatelainen - pedal steel (on ‘Monograph’, ‘The Dead Don’t Dream’ and ‘Suspended’)

credits

releases May 1, 2020

Recorded by Mikko Raita at Kallio Kuninkala between the 3rd & 5th September, 2019
Mixed by Mikko Raita at Studio Kekkonen in October 2019
Mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers 22nd November 2019

Verneri Pohjola plays Van Laar instruments
Mika Kallio plays Paiste cymbals and gongs
Antti Lötjönen usFinnes Sandhill microphones

Verneri Pohjola would like to thank:
All of the musicians involved, Emilia and Ensti, Mikko Raita, Dave Stapleton, Daniel Garel, Oli Bentley, Svante Forsbäck, Taike, MES, Sibelius Academy, Gamechanger audio.

Cover photo by Perttu Saksa
Artwork design by Oli Bentley, Split

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Verneri Pohjola Helsinki, Finland

Approaching his 40th birthday, Verneri is in his musical prime. With an undeniably unique trumpet sound and a gift for blending raw emotion, technical finesse and control and with an ear adept at finding the middle way between accessibility and the avant-garde, he has developed an impressive profile in his home country and internationally as a leading European jazz performer, and composer. ... more

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  • Jul 09
    Rotterdam, Netherlands

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