JPP - Artology
Finland’s fiddling stars JPP return with their seventh album, Artology, their first since their previous album String Tease released in 1998.
Featuring a front line of four fiddle legends from Finland’s fiddle capital Kaustinen, with an equally legendary harmonium and double bass rhythm section, JPP lets loose with another brilliant work of all-original compositions.
JPP was formed in 1982 in Kaustinen, Finland, the country’s leading fiddle community and have toured all over Europe and USA plus Canada and Asia.
Not content to repeat tradition, JPP have invented their own style based on tradition but including elements of classical, jazz and other genres. Original compositions and distinctively twisted arrangements are their trademark, alongside deep traditional roots and stunning technical skills. With these elements, plus compelling live performances, they have subsequently redefined the
concept of fiddling tradition in Kaustinen and beyond. In the 21st century, Kaustinen fiddle tradition now proudly features composition and arrangements as primary parts of the whole.
Artology is where JPP brings it all into focus: all ten pieces on Artology were composed by fiddler Arto Järvelä.