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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Heikki Sarmanto & UMO Jazz Orchestra: ”Passions of a Man” Kalevala Fantasy

A Suite For Jazz Orchestra. Compositions and cond. Heikki Sarmanto.

Side A:
1. The Fairest One Of All 5’32
2. The promise broken 5’23
3. Leaving For War 3’52
4.  In the Northland 3’46
5. The Three Tasks 3’14

Side B:
1. Maiden of the River 7’18
2. The Death of Lemminkäinen 3’44
3. Mother Searching 5’02
4. Goddess of Light 1’50
5. Return of Life 3’52

UMO Jazz Orchestra: 
Conducted by Heikki Sarmanto

Reeds: Pentti Lahti, Teemu Salminen, Juhani Aaltonen, Eero Koivistoinen & Pertti Päivinen

Trumpets: Esko Heikkinen, Simo Salminen, Jörgen Petersen, Heikki Haimila & Timo Paasonen

Trombones: Mircea Stan, Juhani Aalto, Mikael Långbacka, Pekka Laukkanen

Guitar: Otto Berger

Bass: Pekka Sarmanto

Drums & Percussion: Esko Rosnell

Acoustic and electric piano: Heikki Sarmanto

Recorded: 1986
Published: 1987
Publisher: Finnlevy
Publisher code: 7007
Studio: MTV Studios, Helsinki