Chamber jazz collective Transatlanttiset, or “Transatlantic” in Finnish, is the result of a collision between Nordic and American cultures. Led by Finnish flautist & vocalist Josefiina Vannesluoma, American bassist Lowell Ringel, and Finnish trumpeter Tomi Nikku, this chamber jazz ensemble combines high levels of artistry with close personal and musical synergy. Each of these rising stars brings their unique musical heritage to both their compositional and improvisational contributions to the ensemble. Equally important for this intriguing instrumentation are drummer Jesse Ojajärvi and cellist Mila Laine. The music moves in malleable landscapes of crossing melodies, free expression, and tight grooves, as shown in their latest single release “So Far Yet So Close Together”, published on February 20, 2020.
Digital / CD
1. Kiitos (Lowell Ringel) / 2. So Far Yet So Close Together (Lowell Ringel) / 3. Silent, Mostly (Lowell Ringel) / 4. Wanderer’s Lament (Tomi Nikku, Lowell Ringel) / 5. Det Var en Dag (Josefiina Vannesluoma) / 6. I Follow (Tomi Nikku, lyrics: Josefiina Vannesluoma) / 7. Her Bias (Josefiina Vannesluoma) / 8. Almost Silent (Lowell Ringel)
Josefiina Vannesluoma, flute & vocals / Tomi Nikku, trumpet & flugelhorn / Lowell Ringel, bass / Mila Laine, cello / Jesse Ojajärvi, drums
Sound engineering: Väinö Karjalainen
Mixing: Väinö Karjalainen and Aaron Mutchler
Mastering: Markus Kärki
Produced by Lowell Ringel, Tomi Nikku & Josefiina Vannesluoma