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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

This Finnish-Swedish trio combines effortlessly pop with jazz and free improvisation. Their unique combo and style has already brought them victory at the Finnish final of The Young Nordic Jazz Comets �”competition in 2008. They were also voted the ”Gig of the Year” award on the critics poll in The Wire �”magazine in 2009. Now they release their debut album with the Finnish record label Eclipse Music.

Elifantree was formed in 2007 after Pauli Lyytinen and Anni Egecioglu met in Gothenburg, Sweden where they both were studying at the time. Tatu, a lifelong friend of Pauli’s, soon joined and the trio played their first show at Tatu’s father’s art exhibition premiere. Realizing the musical potential of the quirky,minimalistic arrangements that consisted only of saxophone, voice and drums the band started a relentless task of playing as much live shows as possible. They soon made a name for themselves in the jazz scene in Helsinki and Gothenburg....
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“While listening to Elifantree’s second album, Time Out, the first thing that comes to mind is Prince, then Annie Lennox and at times also Tori Amos and Kate Bush. Yet their music is not a copy of these stars. It´s something completely different. It´s hard to describe this versatile and colourful music with one word or label it under a specific music category. (…)The music is sophisticated but not too polished. It’s a bit quirky but however delightful and everything fits right in to its place.(…)“ - Toni van der San, MTV3 2012

“Elifantree(…) created a sound much larger and wider than the sum of their parts.(…) Dipping into improvised funk, punk, pop, ambient and rock textures all wrapped up in a tightly drilled stage show, made for an arresting live experience that proves imagination and sheer bravura showmanship can make the most unlikely of musical marriages soar to emphatic creative highs.” - Mike Flynn, Jazzwise 2011

”Gig of the Year 2009” - Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise 2010

”Best Finnish album 2010” - Pentti Ronkainen, Savon Sanomat 2011

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Featured recording “Time Out”

Time Out


2012
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    Time Out

    Eclipse Music
    2012
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    Love & Trees

    Eclipse Music
    2010
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