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Mortal Lease

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Josefiina Vannesluoma & Mortal Lease spark centenarian love sonnets to a flame with flamboyant improvisations, impressionistic beauty and sophisticated yet energetic ensemble playing. 


The Mortal Lease is an eight-part suite that Vannesluoma composed to Edith Wharton's (1862-1937) sonnets. Written in 1908, the poems tell a story of a smoldering summer affair, awakening to passion and to artistic enlightenment. The ensemble consists of the Finnish jazz frontline - Mikael Myrskog on piano, Nathan Francis on double bass, Ville Luukkonen on drums and Sampo Kasurinen in alto flute and tenor saxophone. The suite was released as LP, CD and digital album through Flame Jazz Records on October 20, 2023 and was nominated for best jazz album of the year at Finnish Emma Awards. 

Josefiina Vannesluoma, vocals, composition

Mikael Myrskog, piano

Nathan Francis, double bass

Ville Luukkonen, drums



Label: Flame Jazz Records

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