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Online concert: UMO Helsinki feat. Nina Mya (1/2)

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Eero Koivistoinen & UMO Jazz Orchestra: Arctic Blues

1.Moz
2.Relations
3.Arctic blues
4.Ruby my dear
5.Mean meat blues
6.Hallanvaara
7.Long way from home
8.Oshumare
9.Nordisk samarbete
10.Straight up
11.Off minor
12.Picture in 3 colours
13.Longing
14.Teranga
15.Northern dimension
16.Rose in a valley
17.Halling
18.2000.fi

All music composed and arranged by Eero Koivistoinen except 4, 11 composed by Thelenious Monk.

Eero Koivistoinen & UMO Jazz Orchestra: Eero Koivistoinen (ts, cond.), Jouni Järvelä (as, fl), Mikko Mäkinen (as, fl), Teemu Salminen (ts, fl, piccolo), Manuel Dunkel (ts, fl), Pertti Päivinen (bs, b-cl), Teemu Mattson, Timo Paasonen, Mikko Pettinen, Tero Saarti (tp, fl-h), Pekka Laukkanen, Jay Kortehisto, Mikko Mustonen (tb), Mikko Sinivalo (b-tb), Teemu Viinikainen (g), Seppo Kantonen (p, synt), Jori Huhtala (b), Mikko Hassinen (dr), Mongo Aaltonen (perc).

Produced by Eero Koivistoinen, Thomas Noreila
Recorded in E-Studio
Engineered 1-2/2016 by Jyri Riikonen
Engineered 3/2016 by Petri Majuri
Mixed and mastered by Paul Pouwer in Power Sound Studio, Amsterdam
2016 Svart Records SVART049CD

Songs 9, 17, 18 recorded 6.10.2005 live in UMO Jazz House, engineered by Jari Rantakoulio, produced for YLE by Veli-Pekka Heinonen. Line-up in concert: Eero Koivistoinen (ts, cond.), Pentti Lahti (as, fl), Mikko Mäkinen (as, ss, fl), Teemu Salminen (ts, fl, piccolo), Olli Ojajärvi (ts, fl), Pertti Päivinen (bs, b-cl), Teemu Mattson, Timo Paasonen, Mikko Pettinen, Tero Saarti (tp, fl-h), Markku Veijonsuo, Pekka Laukkanen, Mikko Mustonen (tb), Mikael Långbacka (b-tb), Teemu Viinikainen (g), Jarmo Savolainen (p, synt), Ville Huolman (b), Mikko Hassinen (dr).