SOLAR WINDS

This is the Coltrane of the Impulse! Records, the mystic who traveled on interstellar highways to inspire Björkenheim and associates, a powerful, precise and conceptual inspiration that creates music full of energy, life and even hope.” - Petri Silas

Finnish Music Quarterly

Raoul Björkenheim: electric guitar 

Silvia Bolognesi: contrabass 

Tiziano Tononi: drums, percussion, gong 

Emanuele Parrini: violin 

Björkenheim pays tribute to his musical hero and paragon John Coltrane, with this new work comprising five covers and two originals. Solar Winds shines with passion, warmth, and energy in its purest form, in an innovative and unusual guitar/violin/bass and drums quartet. All the Italian musicians demonstrate experience of the highest caliber, joining Raoul on this album for a collective song of praise dedicated to the immense heritage of John William Coltrane: musician, illuminated human being, and inspiration for all. 

This visionary music sees Björkenheim delivering his own sheets of sound with layers of highly electric fretwork reminescent of the best guitar jazz and rock, looking at the past and the future simultaneously. The musicians supporting him in this project literally send his guitar and the music into space.