Here is a quick review of the solo album by Helsingin sanomat. You can read the original article here. TIMO ALAKOTILA on tuttu näky useiden huipputason kansanmusiikkiyhtyeiden osana. Harmoonin ja pianon koskettimien takana hän on aina todellinen sointuihme, jonka tuki ja turva on soittajalle vankkumaton. Nyt tätä taituruutta saadaan kuulla soolona. Alakotila on säveltänyt levyllisen […]Continue Reading
A very positive quick review of Timo Alakotila & Piano by swdish Lira can be found here. Review by: Lira.seContinue Reading
Here is a nice review of the new solo album by german Globalsounds. Read the review here. Review by: Globalsounds.infoContinue Reading
Accordionist Maria Kalaniemi and pianist Timo Alakotila have been working together for more than two decades. During this highly active and productive period collabrating in many formations.Continue Reading
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Now, after working for years with other bands, he has jumped to a new adventure and released his first solo album. The official release date was 2.3.2016 when Timo Alakotila had the premiere for a solo concert in Tokyo, Japan.Continue Reading
Two pianos and two very different artists have greated illusions of a soloists playing alone and a full orchestra within the same album”.
“I wish the listener a good journey to an interesting magic world,guided by two impressive pianists”.
Listen to two brand new songs off Timo Alakotila’s new solo album:Continue Reading
Listen to two songs, Kaipaus & Viola from Timo Alakotila & Maria Kalaniemi.Continue Reading
Enjoy two songs, Unen Poika & Celeste from JPP.Continue Reading
Enjoy two songs, Hyljätty & Humalapuu from Tango Orkesteri Unto .Continue Reading
Star-studded supergroup of Finnish tango There’s something dark and secretive about Finnish tango; that is its great attraction. Listen to archive recordings from the 40s and it’s clearly a musical world unlike any other. Tango is certainly alive and well in Finland today, which hosts an annual tango festival in Seinäjoki attracting over 100,000 visitors […]Continue Reading
As a live experience, JPP are hard to beat. They’ve been together for over 30 years, having grown up in the Kaustinen
region, the fiddling heart of Finland, and they have long been playing tunes from the area and from further across Finland.
Sing Out, aug 2013 Though Finnish master musicians Maria Kalaniemi and Timo Alakotila both play in many bands, something remarkable happens when they strip the music down to duets. The chemistry between the two emerges, creating a sound that is incredibly warm and intimate.On Åkerö — their first album as a duo since 2001’s Ambra […]Continue Reading
‘The Super Duo of Folk Music’ has already performed together for 20 years! Åkerö, released in December 2011, is their second duo album.Continue Reading
T for Three is a new band playing dance music from 1950-1960. They premiered in Kaustinen Folk Music Festival with a big hit concert!Continue Reading
Commissioned this work from Timo in autumn 2009. The composition is a four part piece: Ilmari 24, Tuuli 88, Kolmas, J:Jusslin.Continue Reading
Felis Quartet comissioned String Quartet no 2 as well 2009. Inspiration came from Italy, Mountains of Alps. Movements are: Vivace, Elegia, Menuetto, Capriccio.Continue Reading
Movements are:Vellamo, Tuuti, Unen Poika ja Jäniksen Laulu.
Minna-Liisa Tammela(voc), Mauno ja Esko Järvelä(vls), Timo Alakotila(piano), Tuomas Logren(guit) ja Ilkka Heinonen(bass)
Arrangement for Piispalan Sottiisi, designed and directed by Petri Kauppinen in june 2010.Continue Reading