Jukka Iisakkila – Clocks and Clouds (Eclipse Music, 2018)
Clocks and Clouds is the superb solo album by Finnish multi-instrumentalist Jukka Iisakkila. Although he is best known as an acclaimed classical music orchestra conductor, he has deep passion for progressive rock and jazz-rock fusion as evidenced by Clocks and Clouds.
This remarkable set of instrumental pieces highlights Iisakkila skill as a guitarist, keyboardist and masterful arranger. His influences include Frank Zappa, Pekka Pohjola and various guitar heroes, such as Steve Vai.
Jukka Iisakkila plays practically all instruments except the drums, performed by Ilkka Saarikoski.
Clocks and Clouds is an outstanding electric fusion album with a Finnish twist by a versatile and talented instrumentalist and composer.