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
The Hook

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


"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.