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Hand Picked

by Kaisa Mäensivu

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Codenames 05:26
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Tähdet 03:29
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Talviuni 06:24
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The Lemur 03:37

about

’Hand Picked’ is a specially selected set of music by the upright bassist Kaisa Mäensivu. Kaisa croons soulfully on a few American jazz standards with cleverly adapted Finnish lyrics. She leads the musicians with her booming basslines, always keeping the tunes, including her original compositions, fresh and groovy. The result is a satisfying compilation of songs and styles, serving the listener with a fun but complex musical experience.

credits

released March 5, 2021

1.Season’s Best (Severi Pyysalo)

2.Mä Kelasin Sua (Jimmy van Heusen, lyrics Kaisa Mäensivu)

3.Codenames (Kaisa Mäensivu)

4.Tähdet (Gene de Paul, Don Raye, lyrics Kaisa Mäensivu)

5.Talviuni (Kaisa Mäensivu)

6.The Lemur (Kaisa Mäensivu)

Kaisa Mäensivu: bass + voice
Severi Pyysalo : vibraphone (1-4)
Joe Peri : drums (1-2, 4,6)
Max Zenger : saxophone (3,5)
Mikael Myrskog : piano (3,5)
Jonatan Sarikoski : drums (3,5)

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Hannu Lamminmäki

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Kaisa Mäensivu Finland

"Band is led by a strong, highly musical bass presence of Kaisa
Mäensivu."
-London Jazz News

"Mäensivu’s playing is extremely controlled yet easy-going. It’s rare to
hear the upright bass being played with such charisma and captivitation. Very swinging."
-Helsingin Sanomat
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