"Björkenheim’s guitar pyrotechnics blend virtuosity and versatility with a keen sense of abstraction". Wilbur MacKenzie, Allaboutjazz NY
With a musical career spanning forty years, Raoul Björkenheim explores a rainbow of musical sources through his guitar playing, focusing on projects ranging from a duo with the legendary Juhani Aaltonen to a freejazz nonet featuring four Senegalese drummers. His playing has been compared to a force of nature by critics and appears on over fifty recordings to date.
Most recent release!
A tribute to JOhn Coltrane
Recorded in Milano, with an ace Italian team of Emanuele Parrini (violin), Silvia Bolognesi (contrabass) and Tiziano Tononi (drums) joining Raoul for interpretations of five Coltrane tunes and two originals.