Movements: Preludium, Milonghetta, Ground, Tangavion & Tangue.
Here’s a sample of the sheet music (pdf 53k).
Louhos (2008) Ismo Eskelinen (guitar) & JPP (pdf 104kb)
Pirjo Aittomäki, voc, Timo Alakotila, piano & arrangements; Petri Hakala, guitar; Mauno Järvelä, violin; Maria Kalaniemi, accordion; Hannu Rantanen, bass.
Sininen Huvimaja / Indifference / Lappfjärd / Oradea / Ambra / Kangaspelto / Kuujärvi / Soir de Paris / Haudanmaa / On yö ja tähdet taivahalla…
Ambra cd Maria Kalaniemi and Timo Alakotila (AMCD 749), 2001
“A collection of mostly new compositions in the Irish and Swedish folk traditions. The pieces are centered around Karen Tweed’s piano accordian and Timo Alakotila’s classically-influenced piano playing, but around half of the tracks also feature a chamber group made up of a second accordian, guitar, flugelhorn and strings. The accordian playing is intricate but relaxed, the seamless long melodic lines superb. Although it’s using a different musical tradition, the approach reminds me of Gideon Kramer’s chamber renditions of Piazzolla’s tangos on Hommage a Piazzolla. Highly recommended, even for those (like me) not normally attracted to folk music”.
John Abbott (San Francisco, CA)
May Monday cd (2001) Karen Tweed and Timo Alakotila (FYCD003)