Elifantree Helsinki

Elifantree

Helsinki, Finland

Performances

  • 12 Points Festival, Dublin 2011
  • 12 Points PLUS Artists, 2011 - 2013
  • 12 Points PLUS at Vossa Jazz Festival, Sweden March 2012
  • 12 Points PLUS at Jazzkaar Festival, Estonia April 2012
  • 12 Points PLUS at Ljubljana Jazz Festival, June 2012
  • 12 Points PLUS at Jazzclub Unterfahrt, Munich, October 2012
  • 12 Points PLUS at Akbank Jazz Festival, Istanbul, October 2012

Band Members

Trio

  • Anni Elif Egecioglu - Voice, Synth, Glockenspiel
  • Pauli Lyytinen - Tenor saxophone, effects
  • Tatu Rönkkö - Drums and Percussives

About

Is this cerebral pop music with a jazz edge, or some kind of post jazz that’s reaching out to pop on its own terms? We’ll debate it with you after the show, and will hopefully reach a consensual “who cares when it sounds this good.” Saxophone, voice and drums are the base elements in this liberating Finnish trio, but cello, glockenspiel and harmonium feature too. It depends on the whims of Anni Elif Egecioglu, Pauli Lyytinen and Tatu Rönkkö, who’ve been musically transgressing together since 2007, refining a punchy band sound and the performance attitude to go with it.  Love and Trees is the brilliant debut album, a wild ride across catchy hooks and knotty writing, back beats and odd meters, songful delicacy and scorching improv.

Albums

  • Time Out (2012)
  • Love & Trees (2010)

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