Mikko-Ville, Jarno and me are truly happy about the positive feedback and reviews we have recieved for our album Blood of Joy. Here come some latest reviews .. see what thay say about our music ;)
Three individualists collaborate and give birth to a rich acoustic sound with great intensity. Lang´s expression is free of limits -yet still in sovereign control. The trio´s collaboration is colourful and energetic, playful. The rare combination of instruments proofs to be an excellent match.
- Hannu Lahtonen, Kauppalehti 8.1.2014 -
The idea of a combination of a vocalist, bassist/violinist and a guitarist as a jazz combo might sound a bit breathless – but that´s not true with this trio. The charm of the album is based on the light and elegant sound together with genious arrangements. It seems that Lang reaches the freedom of singing best in this relaxed trio atmosphere.
- Harri Uusitorppa, Helsingin Sanomat, 15.1.2014 -
The album Blood of Joy communicates extremely well its name – being an intense and positive work or art. The colourful music radiates the fresh joy of playing and singing.
- Ilari Tapio, Satakunnan Kansa 7.1.2014 -
Reija Lang´s 5th album Blood of Joy is not meant for background jazz. The album must be listened with focus and concentration. When you do that, you´ll be awarded with an unexpected discovery trip into contemporary jazz. This album is a true piece of jazz art presented by improvisation geniouses. The sound is wide, with variety and deep colors – with all those different jazz genre influences.
- Jael Nyman, Hufvudstadsbladet 5.2.2014 -
Reija is a talented vocalist who has the gift of maximising her range and intensity – topped with the capability of using her voice as an instrumental sound. Jarno Kukkonen on guitar and Mikko-Ville Luolajan-Mikkola on double bass and violin play extremely well together and both excel on solos as well. Big applause for the band.
- Matti Laipio, Jazzrytmit 3.12.2013 -