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Landmark (Remastered Expanded Edition)

by Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder

The epic fusion album from 2001 by Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón and Ben Monder, now including live recordings and previously unreleased alternate takes. All 24-bit remastered!
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Landmark (feat. Johanna Grüssner, Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
6:18 $0.99
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2. Screenplay (feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
6:54 $0.99
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3. A Ballad about Something (feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
4:18 $0.99
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4. Future Apparent (feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
5:01 $0.99
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5. Isämme kiitos päivästä (feat. Johanna Grüssner)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
2:25 $0.99
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6. Old Couples Lullaby (feat. Johanna Grüssner, Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
4:54 $0.99
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7. Young in the 80s (feat. Johanna Grüssner, Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
7:35 $0.99
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8. Forest Nocturne (feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
3:43 $0.99
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9. Passing Recline (feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
5:20 $0.99
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10. Movements in Style (feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
2:18 $0.99
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11. Summer Garden (feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
4:33 $0.99
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12. MikaSonik Theme (feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
0:37 $0.99
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13. Retrospectives (feat. Johanna Grüssner, Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
8:12 $0.99
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14. Now Came to Us (feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
3:14 $0.99
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15. Reppurin laulu (feat. Johanna Grüssner)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
4:43 $0.99
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16. Old Manhattan Tango (feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
4:57 $0.99
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17. Future Apparent (Live in Stockholm) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
7:07 $0.99
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18. Old Couples Lullaby (Live in Stockholm) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
5:33 $0.99
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19. Old Manhattan Tango (Live in Stockholm) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
7:34 $0.99
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20. Screenplay (Live in Stockholm)
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
8:10 $0.99
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21. Landmark (Live in Stockholm) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
7:31 $0.99
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22. Now Came to Us (Live in Stockholm) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
3:11 $0.99
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23. MikaSonik Theme (Announcement) [Live in Stockholm] [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
15:50 $0.99
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24. Passing Recline (Live in Stockholm) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
5:14 $0.99
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25. Movements in Style (Live in Stockholm) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
3:15 $0.99
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26. Summer Garden (Live in Stockholm) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
6:20 $0.99
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27. Young in the 80s (Live in Stockholm) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
8:12 $0.99
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28. A Ballad about Something (Live in Stockholm) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
5:59 $0.99
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29. MikaSonik Theme (Retrospectives) [Live in Stockholm] [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
10:40 $0.99
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30. Nights Flights Spice (Quartet Version 1) [feat. Matt Penman & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
8:15 $0.99
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31. My Mother Turned Fifty (Quartet Version) [feat. Matt Penman & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
6:15 $0.99
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32. Old Couples Lullaby (Quartet Version) [feat. Matt Penman & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
4:33 $0.99
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33. Screenplay (Quartet Version) [feat. Matt Penman & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
6:56 $0.99
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34. Announcement (Quartet Version) [feat. Matt Penman & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
8:14 $0.99
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35. Summer Garden (Quartet Version) [feat. Matt Penman & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
5:57 $0.99
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36. When Things Will Change (Quartet Version) [feat. Matt Penman & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
9:55 $0.99
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37. Movements in Style (Quartet Version) [feat. Matt Penman & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
4:47 $0.99
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38. Nights Flights Spice (Quartet Version 2) [feat. Matt Penman & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
7:59 $0.99
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39. Landmark (Take 1) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
6:04 $0.99
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40. Passing Recline (Take 1) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
4:35 $0.99
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41. Forest Nocturne (Take 2) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
3:26 $0.99
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42. A Ballad About Something (Take 1) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
4:10 $0.99
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43. Summer Garden (Take 2) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
4:50 $0.99
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44. Screenplay (Take 2) [feat. Fernando Huergo & Roberto Dani]
Mika Pohjola, Miguel Zenón & Ben Monder
6:13 $0.99
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45. Future Apparent (Live in New York City) [feat. Fernando Huergo]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
5:52 $0.99
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46. Landmark (Live in New York City) [feat. Fernando Huergo]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
5:57 $0.99
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47. Old Manhattan Tango (Live in New York City) [feat. Fernando Huergo]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
5:45 $0.99
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48. Passing Recline (Live in New York City) [feat. Fernando Huergo]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
5:31 $0.99
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49. Screenplay (Live in New York City) [feat. Fernando Huergo]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
6:31 $0.99
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50. Young in the 80s (Live in New York City) [feat. Fernando Huergo]
Mika Pohjola & Ben Monder
7:15 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This remarkable disc features Mika Pohjola's crafty ensemble, with Miguel Zenón on alto sax and flute, Ben Monder on guitar, Fernando Huergo on bass, and Roberto Dani on drums, with Johanna Grüssner contributing haunting vocals on occasion. Pohjola plays Fender Rhodes and other electric keys in addition to acoustic piano; on Landmark and Retrospectives he doubles certain melodies on harpsichord, as he has done on two previous albums (he may well be the first musician to employ the arcane instrument in a modern jazz ensemble, although Herbie Hancock played an electric harpsichord on a couple of unissued Miles Davis tracks in the late 60s.) Compositionally, Pohjola's work is involved yet infectious and profoundly melodic, driven by the virtuosity and strong personalities of his players. On tracks like Screenplay and Future Apparent the band purveys a hip, appealing species of electric jazz. Pohjola's mellower side comes through on A Ballad About Something and Old Couples Lullaby. In contrast, he makes loud mischief on the rhythmically skewered punk of Young in the '80s and conveys a peculiar, semi-rubato feel on the evocative Summer Garden (which features Monder and Dani in a duo exchange toward the end). Pohjola also works wonders with Grüssner's voice on an inspired arrangement of the fourth century Ambrosian hymn, as well as the Finnish-titled Reppurin Laulu (Vagabond's Song), the lyrics of which are in the Karelian language. The highly recommended Landmark sets the bar very high for creative music.There is an underground alternative jazz scene that is beginning to bubble over the surface and its starting to leak into all the different areas of music and culture. It's based in Manhattan New York. People like Mika are leading the way. When you get a four star review with the All Music Guide you have made the grade. This gentleman has arrived in a big way. I knew that he would, and the deserving recognition was just around the corner after the last release. Yes, I knew that he was special, and so will you when you hear his music. This is the perfect title for this CD; it is no doubt a Landmark release. - Down Beat

Lithe, git-go ensembles field near-set pieces of unusual form and filmic dimension, ply panache and wit through a masterful kaleidoscope of meters and voicings: welcome to the not-too-wild-but-still-kinda-crazy world of Mika Pohjola! The Finnish pianist as genial drillmaster paces his tightly-wound unit through maneuvers classically conceived and jazzily executed. Pohjola's complex, widely varied 'extended compositions', 1/2 to 2/3 composed, afford solo flights on a tether, guitarist Ben Monder and altoist Miguel Zenon spinning fresh ideas in the realm of 'melodic rhythm', where groove follows melody. "Future Apparent" builds breathless, odd-metered phrases over choppy changes; after development, Zenon spills fluid lines and Dani tiffs at his wide kit. Pinging guitar/piano interplay over ostinato 5/4 rhythm opens "Landmark" and stretches into dramatic tremolo phrases as alto enters the midtown traffic fray. A dramatic, playful 15-minute centerpiece, "Announcement" opens with hammered-piano punctuated by rhythm, then terse alto/guitar statements and ripping solos by all. "Young In The 80s" starts reflectively but skids into a giddy, accelerating, self-mocking shuffle with tambourine, skiffle alto and singed 'arena-rock' guitar. Calm interludes break up the hilarity. "Now Came To Us" pairs alto and guitar in eerie 3/4 unison, "Movements in Style" flows from music-box piano into a dreamy alto/guitar line and a haunting "Ballad About Something" leaves us posing strange questions.
Fred Bouchard, All About Jazz-New York

Featuring saxophonist Miguel Zenón, guitarist Ben Monder and bassist Fernando Huergo, this eclectic jazz-fusion quintet led by Mika Pohjola released its aptly titled studio album, 'Landmark,' in 2002. Featuring this first rate New York-based lineup, 'Still Alive' is a one-night unedited live recording captured on their tour in Europe. It documents the talents of each musician, but moreover it highlights the incredible stability and rapport of the group as a whole. This release contains the entire two-set concert of selections from Mika Pohjola's crafty and visionary pen. While Landmark could be characterized as a multiple-keyboard album and a carefully arranged concoction, 'Still Alive' expresses the spirit of the band in real time.

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