Finnish born pianist and composer. Trio album “Amorandom” featuring Antti Lotjonen (bass) and Teppo Makynen (drums) released on Edition Records in March 2016. Follow up “Another North” (Edition) released November 2017).
"With its tightly focussed energy, superb musicianship and high levels of group interaction “Amorandom” represents an impressive statement of intent from Rissanen and his team. "
"Finds Rissanen and his colleagues realising an increasingly interactive and individual group sound that demands that they be regarded as one of the world’s most exciting & distinctive piano trios."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Pending his 2019 Cheltenham Jazz Festival gig with John Surman's Brass Project John talks more about his work with Soft Machine & with Surman, Eberhard Weber & others. He also picks his top ten CDs.
In the second part of his interview with guest contributor Trevor Bannister John establishes himself on the 1960s London jazz and session scene and gets the call from Soft Machine.