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Iro Haarla

(l-r) Juhani Aaltonen and Iro Haarla

Juhani Aaltonen & Iro Haarla of Finland Create 'Kirkastus' on TUM Records [REVIEW] >>

Saxophonist and flutist Juhani "Junnu" Aaltonen, 80, is one of Finland's most respected improvisers. He's led trios and quartets but this is his first duo. Pianist and harpist Iro Haarla, 59, has performed her original music in solo, duo, quintet, sextet and big band settings. Their first record together, 'Kirkastus' (TUM Records), features her music but it's his personality that comes shining through.

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