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Pekka Lehti

Pekka Lehti

Pekka Lehti


Although nowadays involved in projects of various persuasions, Pekka Lehti (b. 1965, Joensuu, Karelia) first entered the world of music by beginning to play the bass in a punk rock group. Twenty years later he would pay tribute to that seminal band, Outo Voima (”Unknown Force”), by naming his debut album after it. But between these two watersheds of his career, Lehti’s solemn bass stylings have been experienced in numerous situations both locally and globally. Read more on Last.fm
Although nowadays involved in projects of various persuasions, Pekka Lehti (b. 1965, Joensuu, Karelia) first entered the world of music by beginning to play the bass in a punk rock group. Twenty years later he would pay tribute to that seminal band, Outo Voima (”Unknown Force”), by naming his debut album after it. But between these two watersheds of his career, Lehti’s solemn bass stylings have been experienced in numerous situations both locally and globally.

Kicking off his professional career at the tender age of 17, the brave bassman has ever since plunged into a dizzying array of settings from backing up singer/songwriters to sweating the night away with acid jazz combos to producing a special concert based on the music of Nino Rota and beyond. The early nineties proved to be decisive for Lehti’s musical future. In 1990 he co-founded the anarchist organ jazz trio The JP’s, whose most recent offerings ’Do You See What I See (LOVE)’ (1998) and ’Katastrof’ (1999) have been quite successful both in and outside of the Finnish borders. In 1992 the bass player co-founded ZetaBoo, a critically acclaimed ethno-jazz group which tastefully fuses the ancient with the modern. The foursome’s eponymous debut disc came out in 1997, and the sophomore effort ’MediZine’ in 2001.

In addition, ZetaBoo is the featured backing group on singer/actor Susanna Haavisto’s 2002 album ’Kadonnut tie’. These exciting own projects aside, Lehti’s most widely recognized working environment in between 1992 and 2002 was the modernist folklore ensemble Värttinä. As an arranger and composer he was a valued valued team player in the ranks of this vanguardian world music collective. Apart from performing on the albums ’Aitara’ (1994), ’Kokko’ (1996), ’Vihma’ (1998), ’Ilmatar’ (2000), and ’6.12.’ (2001), Lehti toured with Värttinä all over Europe, Asia and America.

Pekka Lehti stepped to the fore in 2000 with ’Outo Voima’. This debut consists of duets with vocalists and instrumentalists with whom Lehti has crossed paths with during his long and winding career in music. With the goal of capturing Nordic inspiration at its purest, most of the album was recorded ”on location” either in Lehti’s living room or the collaborators’ homes. This method contributed a certain sense of timeless magic to the peaceful and mature album, which was received very favourably by the media.

After leaving Värttinä behind after a full ten years of service, Lehti has continued participating in interesting projects both on and off stage. Befitting for a man who is inspired on the one hand by colorists such as Nino Rota, Charles Mingus, Charlie Haden, and Astor Piazzolla, and on the other on the indigenous folk music of his original home region of Karelia, he has lately taken the time to write music for motion pictures and other visual projects. Purely artistic endeavours aside, Lehti runs the independent record label Aito Records. The latest projects of Pekka are nu-jazz act Dalindeo http://www.last.fm/music/Dalind%C3%A8o and the duo with accordionist Markku Lepistö. Initially conceived of as a result of innovative communication during the several mutual plane rides of their Värttinä years, the often aplhabetically co-seated duo decided to embark on a new musical mission together as Lepistö&Lehti.http://www.last.fm/music/Lepist%25C3%25B6%2526Lehti DISCOGRAPHY * Lepistö&Lehti Helsinki 2008 * Riikka Timonen Käenkukuntayöt 2008 * Reijo Taipale Muistojen polku 2008 * Hanna Marsh Play 2008 * Jonna Järnefelt Ensimmäinen suudelma 2007 * Suo Ei päivien perijätä 2007 * Katri Helena Elämänlangat 2006 * Paula Koivuniemi Yöperhonen 2006 * Dalindeo Open scenes 2006 * Hanna Marsh Chameleon girl / Sleeping Under The Rising Sun 2006 * Markku Lepistö Polku 2006 * ZetaBoo OuterRail 2006 * Jouko Kyhälä Saalas 2005 * Sergio Machado Quintal Um Samba 2004 * The JP’s Testament 2004 * Pekka Lehti & Outo voima Sohjo 2003 * Jonna Järnefelt Aamukahviasetelma 2003 * AnvilFx Miolo 2003 * Band'o Band'o 2003 * Tuure Kilpeläinen Tuure Kilpeläinen 2003 * Markku Lepistö Silta 2002 * Micke Björklöf & Blue Strip Three times seven is… 2002 * Susanna Haavisto Kadonnut tie 2002 * Janne Haavisto Permanent jetlag 2002 * Tomi Sivenius Osa sinua 2001 * Kip Peltoniemi Minnesota tango 2001 * Värttinä 6.12.

(Live in Helsinki) 2001 * Pekka Lehti Outo voima 2000 * Tarja Merivirta Sateenkaari sydän 2000 * ZetaBoo MediZine 2000 * Värttinä Ilmatar 2000 * Burn Burn 1999 * Veli-Matti Järvenpää Haitaritaivas 1999 * The JP's Katastrof 1999 * Värttinä Vihma 1998 * Wolf Larsen Viapori 1998 * Matti Luhtala Catcall 1998 * Ali Merensiniset silmät 1998 * Ismo Alanko ja osuuskuntaorkesteri Elokuun häävalssi 1998 * The JP's Do You See What I See (Love) 1998 * Pronssinen pokaali Kuvia 1998 * Valtava Kääpiö Mekano 1998 * ZetaBoo ZetaBoo 1997 * Hector Yhtenä iltana 30 vuotta lauluja 1996 * Värttinä Kokko 1996 * Tuomari Nurmio Karaokekuningas 1995 * Sakari Kuosmanen Kuu ja Kulkija 1995 * The JP's Soul Food Party 1994 * Värttinä Aitara 1994 * Sari & Mari Kaasinen Joko Joulun Alkaa Saa 1993 * Janita Oma planeetta 1993 * J.Huimapää & Trio Tabe Laulu kuolleesta rakastetusta 1993 * Mikko Kuustonen Abrakadabra 1992 * Jasmine a go go Onnelisten koti 1992 * The Cool Sheiks Cool Sheiks 1991 * JP's Organ Trio Micro Jazz Groove 1991 * J. Karjalainen Keltaisessa talossa 1990 * J. Karjalainen ja Mustat Lasit Live 1989 * J. Karjalainen ja Mustat Lasit Lumipallo 1988 * Floyd Boomslang –single 1988 * J.

Karjalainen ja Mustat Lasit Kookospähkinäkitara 1987 * J. Karjalainen ja Mustat Lasit Varaani 1986 * J. Karjalainen ja Mustat Lasit Doris 1985 * Papu ja Pojat Papu ja Pojat 1984 * Lasten rokkifarmi Lasten rokkifarmi 1984 * J. Karjalainen ja Mustat Lasit Tunnussävel 1983 Read more on Last.fm.

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