Ralf Dombrowski (DE)

Album der Woche / Album of the week / CD der Woche, Mittwoch, 23. Februar 2011 Blick zurück nach innen – Iiro Rantalas verlorene Helden Es passiert ja selten, dass man sich hinsetzt und einer CD einfach zuhören muss. Iiro Rantalagelingt dieses Kunststück der...

Jazzpodium (DE)

“Himself a hero: Rantala is already at the level of his heroes. … He is also a highly respected and regularly performing concert pianist and a perfect master of the traditional jazz piano. Rantala understands and creates his music from these different...

Stern (DE)

“Pianist iiro Rantala sheds musical “Tears for Esbjörn” on his album “Lost Heroes”. Completely unsentimental, entirely touching”. Stern Magazine Germany

Post and Courier (US)

Review: Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala unleashes hailstorm Iiro Rantala, former member of the defunct Finnish jazz supergroup Trio Toykeat, crafts long, sinuous tunes, serpentine in timbre and tone, yet accessible and guileful in their transitions. Nimble-fingered...