An inimitable pianist who creates a musical bubble, that makes listeners forget everything around them. *****
Iiro Rantala defies the boundaries of jazz.
Precise, lyrical and eclectic.
Lyrical and joyful, melancholic and sweet.
Potsdam lets Iiro Rantala's prowess shine in all facets. With amazing technique, imagination and his very own sense of humour.
Iiro Rantala knows how to keep the audience on the edge of their seats with his extraordinary range of style and moods, his incredible pianistic skills and, most of all, melodies that stay in your head.
Rantala knows how to enchant his audience, and make the audience laugh, cry and feel.
Sensuality, humor, pianistic precision and nonchalance – this album has it all. Iiro Rantala moves effortlessly between different styles, always adding something new and original.
POTSDAM seems like a preliminary, light-footed opus summum. It just has it all - Finnish quirkiness, irony, love, life.
Iiro Rantala is a brilliant pianist. His left hand is a paw, his right hand the tool of a musical jeweller.