Monday, January 5, 2015

JPP - History

JPP - History (1999)

"JPP Järvelän pikkupelimannit (“Little Folk Musicians of Järvelä”) formed in 1982 in the fiddling capital of Finland (and perhaps the world), Kaustinen. Born from the fiddling tradition of the Järvelä family, in Järvelä village in Kaustinen, JPP’s musical roots go back to the 19th century. Their initial spark came from the local and national folk music boom in the 60s, particularly the phenomenal national success of Kaustinen fiddler/composer Konsta Jylhä, and their distinctive skills at composing and arranging immediately emerged, forming the basis for their style, appeal and future career.

JPP members have experience and training in musical genres outside folk music, for example classical and jazz, therefore expanding the scope of their music far wider than ordinary fiddle groups. In effect, JPP have created a style all their own, one that is impossible to categorize easily and one which continuously surprises." (

01 | Hoppavalssi (Jump Waltz)
02 | Tjöck
03 | Lönnruutin Katrilli
04 | Mazurka
05 | I've Found a New Baby
06 | Karjalan Yleiskatrilli (Common Quadrille Of Karelia)
07 | Yö Saaristossa (A Night In The Archipelago)
08 | Ellun Sotiisi (Ellu's Schottische)
09 | Laitisen Mankeliska (For Laitinen's Mangle)
10 | Kruunupyyn Katrilli (Kruunupyy Qudrille)
11 | Hokanen Savusaunassa (Hokkanen in the Smoke Sauna_
12 | Vanha Paimenen Soitto (Old Shepherd's Tune)
13 | Riippusillan Hambo (Riippu Bridge Hambo)
14 | Kaustinen Rhapsody
15 | Marssi Amerikkalaisesta Nuottikirjasta (March From American Sheet Music Book)
16 | Lampaan Polska (Lamb's Polska)
17 | Irish Coffee
18 | Koskirannan Kiperä (A Tough One From Koskiranta)
19 | Siltatanssit-Tango (Bridge Dances Tango)
20 | Kalmari Special
21 | Valvotun Yön Valssi (Sleepless Night)
22 | Puikkoristikko (Cross of Sticks)

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