Iro Haarla & Pepa Päivinen - Yarra Yarra (2001)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:11 min | 134 MB
Genre: Jazz, Improvised Music | Label: November Music
This duet was Edward Vesala's idea. Both musicians were among his closest collaborators, pianist/harpist Iro Haarla (also his wife) for over 20 years, saxophonist Pepa Päivinen since 1984. This album, the duo's first, was recorded in December 2000, a year after the composer's untimely death. Yarra is an Australian aboriginal word meaning flowing, as in: time passes by, wounds heal, whatever happens water keeps on flowing. Half of the ten pieces included here are taken from Vesala's songbook. "Invisible Storm" constitutes a highlight, the composition moving away from jazz (even free jazz) to fall somewhere between this idiom and contemporary classical without the verbiage of Third Stream.