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UMO Jazz Orchestra: DayDreamin’ – The Music of Billy Strayhorn

UMO Jazz Orchestra, cond. Kirmo Lintinen.
Special guests Larry Coryell (gtr,USA) & Annika Hultman (voc) Ulf Johansson (voc, trb, p, Ruotsi)
Published 12.5.1998.
Producer Leif Nysten, YLE/FSR 1998

1. Oo!! 3’42
Music/lyrics: B. Strayhorn, arr. J. Savolainen
Soloists: A. Hultman (voc) & U. Johansson (trb)

2. Leave Me Be 3’00
Music/lyrics: B. Strayhorn, Arr. E. Koivistoinen
Soloistis: A. Hultman (voc) & U. Johansson (trb)

3. Lotus Blossom 4’20
Music: B. Strayhorn
Duo: L. Coryell (gtr) & U. Johansson (pno)

4. Day Dream 6’09
Music: B. Strayhorn, lyrics: J. Latouche, arr. J. Kukkonen
Soloists: A. Hultman (voc) & L. Coryell (gtr)

5. Rain Check 6’09
Music: B. Strayhorn, arr. R. Nyqvist
Soloist: K. Lintinen (pno)

6. A Drum Is A Woman 4’43
Music & lyrics: B. Strayhorn & D. Ellington
Arr. H.O. Donner
Soloists: A. Hultman (voc), P. Lahti (a. sax) & Y. Thian (talking dr)

7. Baby Clementine 5’00
Music: B. Strayhorn
Lyrics: Roberts/Clayton/Katz
Arr. K. Lintinen
Soloist: A. Hultman (voc)

8. Pretty Girl 4’41
Music/lyrics: B. Strayhorn
Arrangement: K. Heinilä
Soloist: U. Johansson

9. Paramaribo 3’15
Music: B. Strayhotn, lyrics: D. Geroge
Arr. R. Nyqvist
Soloists: A. Hultman (voc) & U. Johansson (trb)

10. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing 6’05
Music/lyrics:  B. Stayhorn
Arrangement: R. Nyqvist
Soloists: A. Hultman (voc) & U. Johansson (trb)

11. Wounded Love 5’25
Music: B. Strayhorn, lyrics: E. García Lorca
Soloist: A. Hultman (voc)
Quartet: L. Coryell (gtr), U. Johansson (trb), K. Lintinen (pno) & P. Samanto (b)

12. Absinthe 4’29
Music: B. Staryhorn
Arrangement: H. O. Donner
Soloists: L. Coryell (gtr) & U. Johansson (trb)

13. Blood Count 4’49
Music/lyrics: B. Strayhorn, arrangement: Eero Koivistoinen
Soloist: L. Coryell (gtr)


UMO Jazz Orchestra:

Conductor: Kirmo Lintinen
Saxophones: Pentti Lahti, Jouni Järvelä, Teemu Salminen, Janne Murto, Pepa Päivien
Trombones: Markku Veijonsuo, Mikko Mustonen, Pekka Laukkanen, Mikael Långbacka
Trumpets: Esko Heikkinen, Timo Paasonen, Mikko Pettinen, Tero Saarti
Piano: Mikael Jakobsson
Double Bass: Pekka Sarmanto
Drums: Markus Ketola, Ricardo Padilla (percussion), Yamar Thiam (”talking drum”)

Recorded: 1998
Published: 1998
Publisher: Yle Finlands Svenska Radio
Publisher code: FSRCD-02
Studio: The Finnish National Opera Studios, Helsinki