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Kerkko Koskinen’s first instrumental recording Agatha, released in 2007, received a sequel Agatha 2 in August 2022. Agatha 2 is a custom composition for saxophonist Linda Fredriksson and UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra. Conductor Mikko Hassinen.

When the album came out in 2007, it was the case of the year, “A soundtrack bigger than Kerkko Koskinen’s life,” as Helsingin Sanomat described. During the week of its release, the album jumped to the top ten of Finland’s official list and sold out its release concert at the  Helsinki Festival in a minute.

All compositions & arrangements: Kerkko Koskinen

Promenade

Sokeana hetkenä

Parade

Piana

Mare

Notte

Anime Waltz

Quiberon

 

Soloists:

Linda Fredriksson, saxophone

Kerkko Koskinen, piano & vocals

 

Conductor:

Mikko Hassinen

 

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: 

Saxophones: Mikko Mäkinen, Max Zenger, Marko Portin, Manuel Dunkel, Jari Perkiömäki

Trumpets: Teemu Mattsson, Timo Paasonen, Mikko Pettinen, Tero Saarti

Trombones: Kasperi Sarikoski, Pekka Laukkanen, Mikko Mustonen, Mikael Långbacka

Rhythm section: Seppo Kantonen (piano), Juho Kivivuori (bass), Antti Lehtinen (percussion), Markus Ketola (drums)

 

Recorded: Finnvox Studios, June 2022

Record label: Ricky-Tick Records