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Both Only

by Joona Toivanen Trio

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    BLACK vinyl LP edition. Such a lovely object, this! Complete with printed inner sleeve. NB: the vinyl version includes 8 tracks, omitting the title "In Place" due to time restrictions for quality vinyl pressing.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Both Only via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The complete "Both Only" experience including the LP version + the 7" "Except For (7" Edit) / Keyboard Study No. 2". Hot hot hot cool!!! NB: the vinyl version includes 8 tracks, omitting the title "In Place" due to time restrictions for quality vinyl pressing.

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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    Own a beautiful piece of We Jazz Records future with these glorious prints used for the upcoming Joona Toivanen Trio music video for the composition "Direction".

    This is a series of 50 numbered unique black and white prints on 310g fine art matte paper. The source material of the images is a series of pinhole photographs with abstract or landscape motifs from the Nordic countries. The photographs are re-interpreted through AI algorithms creating a unique artwork, published digitally as a music video to Joona Toivanen Trio's track "Direction" (Joona Toivanen Trio: "Both Only", We Jazz 2022). The finished prints are actual unique frames from the video.

    NB: The sample photos are test prints.

    Image size: 25 x 20 cm
    Total quantity of unique prints: 50
    Frames are not included.

    Pinhole photography: Joona Toivanen
    Programming & video: Tapani Toivanen
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    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Perfect on CD. No extra plastic parts, just the great digisleeve with lacquer finish.

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Both Only 02:01
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Enlightened 05:50
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Acceptance 07:57
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Direction 05:05
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Faculties 05:41
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In Place 05:08
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Except For 07:01
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about

Joona Toivanen Trio makes their We Jazz Records debut with their new album "Both Only", out 25 Feb 2022. A landmark work for the long standing group, the album showcases a new sound for the band, trekking deep into new ideas for an acoustic jazz piano trio. Since their formation as teenagers in mid-1990's, the trio of pianist Joona Toivanen, bassist Tapani Toivanen and drummer Olavi Louhivuori (of Superposition, Ilmiliekki Quartet and Linda Fredriksson "Juniper") has developed their remarkably coherent band sound step by step, touring the world over. Nowadays, the trio is geographically split between Gothenburg, Sweden (Joona), Copenhagen, Denmark (Tapani), and Helsinki, Finland (Olavi), but the unit has never sounded so together as one, and as adventurous as on "Both Only".

"Both Only" by Joona Toivanen Trio is a cocoon, a welcoming shelter of sound that opens up naturally for the listener to inhabit. The album is moody and introspective, even dark at times, but by the time you get to the closing track, "This and This", you'll likely notice something hopeful brewing up. This is not music dealing with nostalgia or a world lost. Instead, it's a body of work with delicate dynamics, taking a minute just to listen and to look inwards to learn something, to move forward.

The first single "Enlightened" is perhaps the most traditional piece on the album, yet it flows like a vessel beyond genre, conveying a mood, a feeling and an idea. Listen to how the piano, bass and drums discuss, how the groove moves with the instruments having their clear roles but also supporting each other and documenting a musical aging process exactly as that of a quality bottle of red wine. As a song like "Direction" proves, the melody is there all the way, yet there is nothing obvious about how it's carried by the trio. Things remain surprising, fresh and moving at all times. "Except For" keeps its intensity, while nearly erupting into a full on 4-to-the-floor banger. Nearly! The key here is how the energy sustains itself, building the intensity within the music.

"Both Only" is a powerful statement from a band ready to renew itself time and again, and one willing to do it slowly, outside of the hype. This process makes the impact enduring, nuanced and lovely.

WJLP37 Joona Toivanen Trio "Both Only" is available on CD, digi and vinyl as a black vinyl edition and as a LP+7" bundle also including WJ0716 "Except For (7" Edit)" / "Keyboard Study No. 2".

credits

released February 25, 2022

Joona Toivanen, piano / Tapani Toivanen, bass / Olavi Louhivuori, drums
Produced by Joona Toivanen & Matti Nives
Recorded at Studio Epidemin by Johannes Lundberg
Mixed and mastered by Petter Eriksson at Studio Folkhemmet
Photography by Joona Toivanen
Artist photos by Juho Luukkainen
Design by Matti Nives

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