The Hook (album)

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The Hook
Jukka Tolonen - 1972 - The Hook.jpg
Studio album by Jukka Tolonen
Released 1974 (1974)
Recorded August 5–11 at Marcus Music AB in Stockholm
Genre Jazz fusion[1]
Length 36:11
Label Love
Producer Måns Groundstöm
Jukka Tolonen chronology
Summer Games
(1973)
The Hook
(1974)
Hysterica
(1975)

The Hook is the third studio album by guitarist Jukka Tolonen, released in 1974 through Love Records; a remastered edition was reissued in 2004.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jukka Tolonen.

No. Title Length
1. "Aurora Borealis" 12:56
2. "Starfish" 6:17
3. "The Sea" 8:22
4. "The Hook" 8:36
5. "Together" 3:16
Total length: 39:28

Production[edit]

"Aurora Borealis" commences as a brass-dominated exercise in R&B, then switches to an uptempo fusion piece with analog synthesiser solos. "Starfish" is a lively, elaborate jazz composition originally written by Tolonen for the Pori Jazz Festival in 1974 which allows for extended solos on guitar, trumpet, saxophone, and synthesiser. "The Sea" is a midtempo jazz piano ballad with full band accompaniment. "The Hook" begins humorously with guitar strings detuned before launching into its whole tone scale-dominated melody. "Together" is a sensitive electric guitar and piano ballad.

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