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A Good Time Was Had By All 1976–1979

CD 1. A Good Time Was Had By All

1. Talking With Mr. Jones (13:07)
(Esko Linnavalli)
solos: Nils-Henning Örsted-Pedersen (acoustic bass), Georg Wadenius (electric guitar), Pekka Pöyry (alto sax), Allan Botschinsky (flugelhorn), Dexter Gordon (soprano sax)

2. Sari (8:04)
(Esko Linnavalli)
solos: Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Allan Botschinsky (flugelhorn), Dexter Gordon (tenor sax)

3. Eclipse (7:47)
(Esko Linnavalli)
solos: Allan Botschinsky (flugelhorn), Georg Wadenius (electric guitar), Dexter Gordon (soprano sax)

4. A Good Time Was Had By All (12:38)
(Thad Jones, arr. by Esko Linnavalli)
solos: Pekka Pöyry (soprano sax), Georg Wadenius (electric guitar), Eero Koivistoinen (tenor sax), Markku Johansson (trumpet), Niels-Henning Ørsted-Pedersen (acoustic bass), Allan Botschinsky (flugelhorn), Dexter Gordon(tenor sax & spoken epilogue)

CD 1. Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & UMO

5. Groove Merchant (5:11)
(Thad Jones)
solos: Esko Linnavalli (electric piano), Thad Jones (cornet)

6. It Only Happens Everytime (5:50)
(Thad Jones)
solo: Thad Jones (cornet)

7. Tip Toe (6:40)
(Thad Jones)
solos: Markku Johansson (trumpet), Mel Lewis (drums), Juhani Aaltonen (alto sax)

8. The Great One (9:39)
(Thad Jones)
solos: Esko Linnavalli (electric piano), Teemu Salminen (tenor sax), Petri Juutilainen, Eero Koivistoinen (tenor sax), Thad Jones (cornet), Markku Johansson (cornet)

CD 2. Thad Jones, Mel Lewis & UMO

1. Kids Are Pretty People (6:04)
(Thad Jones)
solos: Thad Jones (cornet), Mircea Stan (trombone)

2. Summary (5:55)
(Thad Jones)
solos: Thad Jones (cornet)

3. Little Pixie (7:46)
(Thad Jones)
solos: Esko Linnavalli (piano), Teemu Salminen (tenor sax), Juhani Aaltonen (alto sax), Eero Koivistoinen (tenor sax), Pentti Lahti (baritone sax), Pekka Pöyry (alto sax), Simo Salminen, Markku Johansson, Esko Heikkinen & Kaj Backlund (trumpets)

4. Only For Now (7:12)
(Thad Jones)
solos: Thad Jones (cornet), Juhani Aaltonen (flute), Petri Juutilainen (trombone)

CD 2. Umophilos

5. Oregon Grinder (5:23)
(Jerry Dodgion)
solos: Jerry Dodgion (alto sax), Clark Terry (flugelhorn)

6. Yksi ruusu on kasvanut laaksossa (4:45)
(Trad., arr. by Eero Koivistoinen)
solos: Jerry Dodgion (soprano sax), Clark Terry (flugelhorn)

7. Big Bad Blues (4:20)
(Clark Terry, arr. by Ernie Wilkins)
solos: Eero Koivistoinen (tenor sax), Clark Terry & Markku Johansson (flugelhorns)

8. Umophilos (3:42)
(Esko Linnavalli)
solos: Jerry Dodgion (soprano sax)

9. Memories (4:22)
(Olli Ahvenlahti)
solos: Jerry Dodgion (flute)

10. Shell Game (4:08)
(Clark Terry, arr. by Ernie Wilkins)
solos: Otto Berger (electric guitar), Pekka Pöyry (alto sax), Mircea Stan (trombone), Petri Juutilainen (trombone), Clark Terry (flugelhorn)

11. Come On Over My Love (5:06)
(Jerry Dodgion)
solos: Clark Terry (flugelhorn), Jerry Dodgion (soprano sax)

12. Smörrebröd (5:05)
(Eero Koivistoinen)
solos: Markku Johansson (flugelhorn), Eero Koivistoinen (tenor sax)

13. Refunk (5:16)
(Jukka Linkola)
solos: Markku Johansson (flugelhorn), Jerry Dodgion (soprano sax)