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“Berlin 27.10.17” LP/CD/DIGI featuring Bowman Trio, Jaska Lukkarinen Trio and Black Motor out on September 28th.

The album consists of two tunes from each group recorded live at Scope festival, Berlin in October 2017.

Further info and pre-order available here:

Concert at Jyväskylä on January 12th reviewed by Pentti Ronkanen for

Branches CD edition now available

Interview with Ville Rauhala and Simo Laihonen at Radio Classic on September 6th

Clips from the performance at Flow Festival 2017 included in the article by

Branches recommended in the September 2017 issue of The New York City Jazz Record

photo: Matti Nives
Flow Festival, Helsinki 11.8.2017 (photo: Matti Nives)

Aamulehti reviews the release concert at Kulttuuritalo Telakka, Tampere 31.5

“Branches” vinyl LP / tape / digital available at:

…reviews by Hufvudstadsbladet, Helsingin Sanomat, Soundi, Kauppalehti,,, Keskisuomalainen, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat,
FMQ – Finnish Music Quarterly, Jazzpossu, Heavy Blog Is Heavy, Valon kuvia -blogi, Jazzrytmit Web Magazine, Jazz’halo

…pre-order vinyl/tape here and listen to “Decision Jump”

Branches out in June!

Along with the fresh split LP/CD bundle with Rakka (out now on Karkia Mistika Records), we are glad to announce the release of our 10th album on June 2nd! Branches will be released on vinyl, cassette and digital formats on wonderful We Jazz festival/agency’s home label.

We are happy to announce the release of fresh music!

These recordings are the first ones to feature the new Black Motor line-up with Jouni “Tane” Kannisto on reeds, flutes and percussion (also the first ones since the 2013 album “Yöstä aamun kynnykselle”). Recorded during one day with our household engineer Juuso Nordlund, this split LP/CD bundle consists of four tracks from BM and four tracks from Tampere-based fellow group Rakka.

Out on April 15th, the album is released on forward-looking Finnish label Karkia Mistika Records.

photo: Jyrki Kallio

Concert at Telakka Jazz festival 7.1.2017 reviewed by Jyrki Kallio in Aamulehti blogit.

Double bill concert with Rakka reviewed by Jyrki Kallio in Aamulehti blogit.

Major part of BM’s public appearances are now gathered in chronology and made available in Gigbeans: a collaborative service for collecting information about 21st century Finnish improvised music (and beyond)! Highly recommended.

Concert at Kerava Jazz 2015 festival with Ernest Dawkins reviewed by Matti Laipio in Jazzrytmit webzine (photo: Mauno Kahranaho).

photo: Mauno Kahranaho

Black Motor is Dead, Long Live Black Motor!

Black Motor has always been about gifted, open and versatile musical minds coming together and heading into the unknown without fear. After ten years, a new page is turned as drummer Simo Laihonen and bassist Ville Rauhala bid farewell to Sami Sippola and invite Tane Kannisto to join forces with them.

The skilled saxophonist, best known for his work with Edward Vesala’s legendary end-of-the-Millennium line-up Sound & Fury, embarked on his maiden voyage aboard Black Motor already in November 2014. Tane makes his recorded debut with Ville and Simo on new track Interdependence Day released right here, right now.

Petri Silas, March 2015

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