UMO Helsinki Ensemble: The Blues and the Abstract Truth

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ONLINE CONCERT: UMO Helsinki Ensemble feat. Annimaria Rinne: Great American Songbook

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Accessible Orchestras pilot brings virtual concerts to senior centre in Helsinki

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ONLINE CONCERT: Portraits of Silence – UMO Helsinki, Anna-Maria Helsing, Mirja Mäkelä

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Record number of participants in the renewed composing contest

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Free online concerts in March

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CANCELLED: Jimi Tenor & UMO Helsinki: Terra Exotica

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ON DEMAND: UMO Helsinki: Awakening – New Music for Jazz Orchestra

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ON DEMAND: UMO Helsinki: Frozen Petals

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ON DEMAND: UMO Helsinki Ensemble – Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers

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ON DEMAND: HPO & UMO Helsinki: Clarinet Heroes (and a Lonely Trombone Player)

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UMO and The Finnish Big Band Association organise a reformed composition contest

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UMO Jazz Orchestra & Edward Vesala: Bad Luck, Good Luck

All music by Edward Vesala.

Side One:
1. Song of the Witch Doctors 10’59
2. Caliban 4’55
3. Bad Luck, Good Luck 8’44

Side Two:
1. Bread for Soul 8’16
2. Noble Man 6’38
3. Arcilemac 5’09
4. Out of Mascarade 4’17

 

UMO Jazz Orchestra: 
Heikki Haimila tp, Esko Heikkinen tp, Olli Högström tp, Markku Johansson tp, Pentti Lahti alto sax, bcl, flutes; Pepa Päivinen sopr. Sax, alto sax., tenor sax, flute; Teemu Salminen sopr. Sax., tenor sax, cl, flute; Unto Haapa-aho brs, bcl; Juhani Aalto trb; Petri Juutilainen trb; Mircea Stan trb; Tom Bildo tuba; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Iro Haarla, harp; Pekka Sarmanto, bass; Esko Rosnell, drums.
Esko Linnavalli, conductor.

Tomsz Stanko, trumpet
Juhani Aaltonen, alto and tenor saxophone
Edward Vesala, percussion

Recorded: 1983
Published: 1985
Publisher: Leo Records
Publisher code: 015
Studio: Finnvox Studios, Helsinki