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Music of Haarla, Heinilä, Kasurinen & Rönkä

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: Music of Haarla, Heinilä, Kasurinen & Rönkä

Eclipse Music CD/digital/Hi-res 96kHz (ECD-2020109)
Release date: 11 Dec 2020

1. En Ut (4’55) (Artturi Rönkä)
Soloist: Manuel Dunkel, soprano saxophone

2. Neo-Noir (11’31) (Kari Heinilä)
Soloist: Jouni Järvelä, alto saxophone

3. Sarabande (6’10) (Artturi Rönkä)
Soloist: Seppo Kantonen, piano

4. Four Dances I: Waltz (9’41) (Sampo Kasurinen)
Soloist: Sampo Kasurinen, alto saxophone

5. On the Edge of a World (5’58) (Iro Haarla)

Saxophones & woodwinds:
Jouni Järvelä: alto saxophone (2), soprano saxophone (1, 3, 4), Bb clarinet (4, 5), flute (5) // Sampo Kasurinen: alto saxophone (1, 3, 4), alto flute (2), flute (5) // Ville Vannemaa: tenor saxophone (1, 3, 4, 5), flute (2, 4) // Manuel Dunkel: tenor saxophone (3, 4, 5), soprano saxophone (1), alto flute (2, 4, 5) // Mikko Mäkinen: baritone saxophone (1, 3, 4, 5), bass clarinet (2, 4), Bb clarinet (4)

Trumpets & flugelhorns:
Teemu Mattsson (lead), Timo Paasonen, Mikko Pettinen, Tero Saarti

Trombones:
Heikki Tuhkanen (lead), Mikko Mustonen (tuba on 5), Pekka Laukkanen, Mikael Långbacka (bass trombone)

Rhythm section:
Seppo Kantonen: piano (1–4)
Juho Kivivuori: double bass (1–4)
Ulf Krokfors: double bass (5)
Markus Ketola: drums & percussion
Iro Haarla: harp (5)
Ville Syrjäläinen: vibraphone (4)

Conductor:
Kirmo Lintinen

Artistic producers: Jouni Järvelä & Kirmo Lintinen
Recorded on 25–26 Apr 2019 by Petri Majuri in E-Studio, Sipoo, Finland
Recording assistants: Jyri Riikonen & Jouko Lavonen
Mixed by Paul Wickliffe at Skyline Productions, Warren, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Production: UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra
Record label: Eclipse Music
Photography: Teemu Mattsson
Cover design: Valtteri Pokela