JUHLAT (Festivals and Celebrations)
It's been ten years since Ameriikan Poijat has recorded a new album. Part of this is because we have already covered a lot of our favorite music in the first four CDs (about 80 separate selections). For a while we were thinking about doing a Christmas album, but couldn't get excited about adding one more to a glut of seasonal recordings. What was left? The modern stuff! Within the context of many festivals and events, we have had wonderful music written for us and we are the only ones now playing this repertoire. We thought it was time to share this music with a wider audience and to attach these wonderful composers to the Finnish Brass Septet legacy. For those of you who have acquire this album looking for some more dance music, it is buried in these compositions but you have to use your imagination to identify them. We are happy to contribute to the "new era" for Finnish and Finnish American brass music.
AP Publications, 2018
Total time: 58:16