SEPPO TYNI

Seppo Tyni: Niin aina
Pohjola PELPCD 9

Following Seppo Tyni's appearance alongside other European top axemen at Midem Guitar Night in Cannes in January, his second album "Niin aina" was released in Finland in early Autumn 1997. It is a follow-up to his highly acclaimed first solo album "A Musical Night " (Finnish title: "Juhlat suulissa"), released in 1995.

Connoisseurs of good music noticed Seppo Tyni's guitar playing on Pekka Pohjola's late seventies albums "Visitation" and "Kätkävaaran lohikäärme". Some even heard him play with Ippe Kätkä Band. Later Seppo played guitar with Pori Big Band and several Finnish rock bands before hooking up with RinneRadio for the recording of their 1992 album "Joik" and occasional live gigs.

Late in 1994 Seppo finally decided that the time is right for his first solo album. He wrote the music in a couple of months and the recording started before the end of the year. The nucleus of the recording band consisted of Seppo on guitars and mandolin, Harri Rantanen on bass and Pekka Pohjola's drummer Anssi Nykänen. Guests included Tapani Rinne (RinneRadio) on saxophones and Pepe Willberg on vocals on the album's only non-instrumental. The album was recorded and mixed by Speedy Saarinen. "A Musical Night" was released on Pohjola Records label in August 1995. The label was started in 1982 by Rockadillo Records for the recordings of Pekka Pohjola and other quality stuff, but Seppo Tyni's album was actually the first non-Pekka Pohjola album on the label.

"A Musical Night" was The Album Of The Month in Rytmimusiikki magazine and more rave reviews in Finnish media followed. The track "Oops Department" got serious airplay on Finnish National Radio.

In addition to the same rhythm section as on the first album, "Niin aina" features some more top ranking Finnish jazz and rock musicians: Pekka Pohjola (bass), Mongo Aaltonen (percussion), Timo Pratskin (keyboards), Seppo Kantonen (accordion), Arttu Takalo (vibes), Tapani Rinne (bass clarinet & soprano sax), Mika Mylläri (trumpet), Jari-Pekka Leino (accordion) and Pentti Perämäki (harmonica). There are three vocal tracks: Pauliina Kiuru sings on two and Kim Lönnholm on one track. The album was again produced by Speedy Saarinen, who also plays high-pitch guitar and sings background vocals.

Seppo Tyni currently plays live with Anssi Nykänen's band Loop Treatment. Following the succes of his solo albums he may eventually tour also on his own name.


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Seppo Tyni: Niin aina
Pohjola PELPCD 9


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Kitaristi Seppo Tyni on todellinen "muusikoiden muusikko", jonka edellinen levy "Juhlat suulissa" sai erinomaisen vastaanoton.

"Niin aina" albumin muusikkolista on kuin suomalaisen rockin ja jazzin "Kuka kukin on": mukana ovat mm. Anssi Nykänen, Pekka Pohjola, Tapani Rinne, Mongo Aaltonen, Seppo Kantonen, Speedy Saarinen...

Musiikki on pääosin instrumentaalia, mutta erittäin moni-ilmeistä. Laulajina vierailevat Pauliina Kiuru ja Broadcastista tuttu Kim Lönnholm.

Vuoden 1997 alussa Seppo Tyni edusti Suomea eurooppalaisten huippukitaristien illassa Midem-musiikkitapahtumassa Cannesissa, Ranskassa.


photo: Studio Harri Virta