Kuara - Psalms and Folk Songs

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1 Polychronion 5:40 $1.49 Buy
2 Psalm CXXI 3:32 $1.49 Buy
3 Tuuin Tuuin 4:03 $1.49 Buy
4 Aallot 3:13 $1.49 Buy
5 Introit 2:24 $1.49 Buy
6 Pitka pajo 4:05 $1.49 Buy
7 Introit / Changing paths 1 2:59 $1.49 Buy
8 The Gipsy's Stone 4:41 $1.49 Buy
9 Pikkumetsa 2:27 $1.49 Buy
10 Soldat Keljangur 6:02 $1.49 Buy
11 Mountain Of Sorrow 4:58 $1.49 Buy
12 Introit / Changing paths 2 2:38 $1.49 Buy
13 Sjuan Mad' 3:46 $1.49 Buy
14 Sjuan Gur 4:49 $1.49 Buy

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Finnish percussionist Markku Ounaskari made a strong impression on producer Manfred Eicher during the recording of Sinikka Langeland’s “Starflowers” album and was invited to present his own project, and it is a fascinating one, with source material including Russian psalms and folk songs from displaced Finnish peoples (Karelians, Udmurtians, Vepsäns) – all approached from improvisational perspectives. It feels like a voyage over unfamiliar terrain, or as Markku says, “like a journey through the night”. The disc is an ECM debut for up and coming pianist Samuli Mikkonen, and a welcome return for Norwegian trumpeter-singer Per Jørgensen, familiar from ECM discs with Michael Mantler, Jon Balke and Miki N’Doye.

Markku Ounaskari/Samuli Mikkonen
Markku Ounaskari: percussion
Samuli Mikkonen: piano
Per Jørgensen: trumpet, voice