Tiny-reviews

“Iiro Rantala – My History In Jazz The title on this recording isn’t coincidental. Iiro Rantala is expressing his own personal relationship with Jazz, and like any other relationship in life, it involves elements that don’t necessarily fall under the Jazz...

Süddeutsche Zeitung (DE)

“The party is over” – that’s what Iiro Rantala must have had in mind, when he turned to the memory of the departed. Long enough did the Finnish pianist perform high level musical slapstick as the head of “Trio Töykeät”. After almost two decades the successful band...

Evening Post (NZ)

“…The Trio became a tight-knit formation of three bumblebees whose flight took them into stratospeheric realms where they whizzed over the firmament like shooting stars immune from burnout”.. Gilbert Haisman, Evening Post, Wellington, New...

Jukka Hauru, HS (FI)

“Seldom, if ever has it happened that at an international jazz festival in Finland, a Finnish jazz group turned out to be the most outstanding of all performers”. Jukka Hauru, Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland

All About Jazz (US)

Lost heroes Iiro Rantala ACT Music (2011) German record label ACT Music is rapidly cornering the market in stylish solo piano albums. With Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala’s Lost Heroes, it adds another distinctive and glorious recording to its collection, alongside...

Lew Soloff (US)

“When I first heard the Trio Toykeat play I was totally bowled over…knocked out. I immediately recommended them for work…and also started hiring them… then they started hiring me! Iiro Rantala is one of the best musicians I have ever known. A...