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...

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