The Platypus Ensemble’s first recording.
Sid Hille’s breakthrough recording got excellent reviews and established the Platypus Ensemble as one of Finland’s leading chamber jazz ensembles.
Manuel Dunkel on saxophone, Hille on piano, Ape Anttila on bass and Markus Ketola on drums are joined by various guests amongst which were guitarist Jarmo Saari, singer Herman van Doorn, and Mark Scholten on baritone sax and bass clarinet.
Exquisite compositions are demonstrating Hille’s urge to find his own niche between jazz and contemporary music. With freely improvised shorter interludes between the long compositions Hille creates an entity of moods and melodies.
Much like some theme albums of the sixties (and very differently from today’s culture of 3-minute mp.3-files) Platypus invites the listener to embark on a journey that lasts from the first intro to the last fade out of the recording.