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Olli Ahvenlahti - The Poet

Many groove fanatics have been chasing Olli Ahvenlahti's "The Poet" for quiet a while. It features incredible jazz grooves by the Finnish composer. Originally released in 1976 this LP now sees a re-issue by Mr. Bongo.

Centred around the most popular track "Grandma's Rocking Chair" this album leads you from one funky jazz rhythm to another. All tracks are well orchestrated by the man who also contributed in Finland's entries to the Eurovision Song Contest. From cinematic moods in the opener and title track "The Poet" to uptempo tunes with funky rhythms and dynamic horns like "Sambatown (Rock Ridge)" this album really shows you why it has been on the list of so many diggers.

You can stream it for free on Soundcloud or get it here.