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Pepe Ahlqvist & UMO Jazz Orchestra: Mister Blues

Pepe Ahlqvist & UMO Jazz Orchestra: Mister Blues
UMO, cond. Matti Lappalainen, soloist & compositions Pepe Ahlqvist (voc. & gtr.)
Bluelight Records (BLR3390-2), published 2006

1. Don’t Stare At Me 4’24
(P. Ahlqvist)

2. Shot From The Saddle 4’28
(J. Henson)

3. Señor Blues 7’07
(H. Silver)

4. Unfair World 6’12
(P. Ahlqvist – T. Nuorva)

5. Heal Me With The Blues 4’39
(T. Pratskin – P. Ahlqvist)

6. Come On Home 5’10
(W. Mitchell – E. Randle)

7. Dancemaster 5’18
(P. Ahlqvist – T. Nuorva)

8. A Cicada Of Chicago 4’18
(P. Ahlqvist – T. Nuorva)

9. No More Affection 4’53
(T. Pratskin – P. Ahlqvist)

10. Last Hope’s Gone 5’43
(D. Sanborn – P. Butterfield – J. Hayne)

11. Ts & B’s 3’38
(H. Rantanen – T. Nuorva)

12. A Blues Disease 3’44
(P. Ahlqvist)

13. So Excited 6’53
(R. B. King – G. Jemmott)

Pepe Ahlqvist: Lead vocals, lead guitar
Matti Lappalainen: Conductor

UMO Jazz Orchestra:
Pentti Lahti: alto sax, alto flute, flut (solos 3 & 6)
Mikko Mäkinen: alto sax, clarinet, flute
Teemu Salminen: tenor sax, clarinet, flute (solo 10)
Olli Ojajärvi: tenor sax. Flute (solos 1 & 8 )
Pepa Päivinen: baritone sax, bass clarinet, tenor sax (solo 13)
Jan Kohlin: trumpet, fluegelhorn
Timo Paasonen: trumpet, fluegelhorn
Mikko Pettinen: trumpet, fluegelhorn (solos 7 & 11)
Tero Saarti: trumpet, fluegelhorn (solo 3)
Markku Veijonsuo: trombone (solo 12)
Mikko Mustonen: trombone
Pekka Laukkanen: trombone
Mikael Långbacka: bass trombone
Seppo Kantonen: paino, hammond, fender rhodes, clavinet
Ville Huolman: bass
Markus Ketola: drums

Additional musicians:
Säde Rissanen: backround vocals
Veera Railio: backround vocals
Ykä Putkinen: rhythm guitar
Olli Haavisto: slide guitar (12), rhythm guitar (5)
Abdissa Assefa: percussion