|Strings Revisited returns to the sound-world of the “Strings” recording (Juhani Aaltonen & Otto Donner: Strings, Love Records LRCD 160) that was chosen the best Finnish jazz recording of the year 1976. The “Strings Revisited” project was born from the idea of building on the music of the original “Strings” as a starting point to create new music. Three compositions already included on the original “Strings” were recorded as new arrangements. In addition, Henrik Otto Donner created three new compositions for saxophone and strings. Besides Juhani Aaltonen, Henrik Otto Donner and the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, the “Strings Revisited” record also features jazz legends Reggie Workman on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums.
Strings Revisited was recorded at Finnvox in Helsinki, Finland, on November 22 and 23, 2002 with Dan Tigerstedt as the recording engineer. The recording was mixed by Henrik Otto Donner and Esa Santonen and mastered by Henrik Otto Donner at DER in Tammisaari, Finland.