Iiro Rantala is "a natural phenomenon on keys" (German jazz magazine Jazzthing); an all-rounder of whom New York-based pianist and arranger Gil Goldstein quite rightly said: "Iiro Rantala is a pianistic sensation who makes the strongest case I know to believe in reincarnation, because his pianistic technique and musical sensitivity speak of depths that appear impossible to have been. achieved in this lifetime alone". Up to now, Rantala was mainly associated with the trio Töykeät, one of the weirdest, funniest and most visionary piano trios in international jazz.
Listen to music from Trio Töykeät like Perfect Make Out Music, Waltz For Michel Petrucciani & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Trio Töykeät. Trio Töykeät was a Finnish jazz trio (1988 - 2008), comprised of Iiro Rantala (piano), Eerik Siikasaari (double bass) and Rami Eskelinen (drums).
Iiro Rantala (born 1970, in Helsinki) is a Finnish jazz pianist. He studied piano in the jazz department of Sibelius Academy and classical piano at the Manhattan School of Music. He is one of the best known Finnish jazz pianists, both in Finland and abroad. Rantala is a pianist and composer with Trio Töykeät, a Finnish jazz trio.
Wake (Trio Töykeät album). All songs composed by Iiro Rantala except track 2 by Kenny Barron, track 5 by Duke Ellington, track 8 by Eerik Siikasaari and tracks 6 and 10 by Rami Eskelinen. In addition to jazz, he has composed some classical pieces, most notably the Concerto for Piano and Concerto in GA. In 2008, he released the album Elmo with his new formation, the Iiro Rantala New Trio.