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JPP - Artology

Posted by on August 23, 2010 at 9:50 PM



OArt Music

Region - Finland 


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Järvelän pikkupelimannit

(“Little Folk Musicians of Järvelä”)

Homepage:  http/


What do Charlie Daniels, Yo-Yo Ma, and Andre Reiu have in common? Two aspects they have in common, fiddle-based/violin-based awe-inspiring musical crafts. Here is where JPP comes into being.


Six Finnish men get down Georgia (USA) style and bring some footstomping on the hardwoods back to life. Deep south (US) fiddle runs leave nothing left to the imagination - just fun, soulful, wordless music.


In spurts you hear andante Irish springs of fiddle playing that fade into a harpsichord-type vibe as heard in the Baroque period of music (specifically Bach). Not only does JPP record some Irish sensibilities, but also introduces the musical palette to eastern European spices such as Romania, Hungary, and western former Soviet States.


The atmosphere JPP create is one of an era long-gone. The music is for times of simplicity, kerosene lanterns, water wells, work boots, hunting, fishing, and community hoedowns. By no means is JPP music simplistic, but soothing and remiscent of better days when life meant something and appreciation was an action.


Technically speaking in music terms we enjoy the mid-tempo crescendos, scale runs, harmonies, fretless doublebass percussion slaps, various counterpoint species, among others. I tell you John Williams would be smiling at the sound of JPP.


1. En Till Sven (One for Sven)

2. Tomahuta & Pöhölö

3. Hämmennys (Perplexcity)

4. Murhe (Grief)

5. Tango de Caro

6. Yli Äyräiden (Over the Banks)

7. Sutela (Sutherland)

8. Käyden (Andante)

9. Roudaneristyspolkka (Frost Separation Polka)

10. Stuffologie [Live]


JPP will not disappoint.  Like home made dutch apple pie - nothing sweeter to the ears, and when it's over you are ready for more!  Thanks to JPP and Hoedown.


Click here to make your purchase of this superbly written musical adventure.

Categories: International-Folk Reviews

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