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Primal Mind – UMO Plays the Music of Raoul Björkenheim, Live in Helsinki 1991

UMO Productions 2010, distributed by UMO and Töölön Musiikkitukku (UMOCD111)

Part 1. Primal Mind (10:01)

solos: Raoul Björkenheim – electric guitar; Pertti ”Pepa” Päivinen – tenor sax

Part 2. The Doldrums (7:38)

solo: Uffe Krokfors, contrabass

Part 3. Monkey Dance (5:38)

solo: Raoul Björkenheim – electric guitar

Part 4. The Fathers (11:54)

solos: Esko Heikkinen – trumpet; Raoul Björkenheim – electric guitar; Tom Nekljudow – drums

Part 5. Doom Mood (7:16)

Part 6. Lullaby in Bells (2:45)

solo: Esko Heikkinen – trumpet

Part 7. Rapids (6:23)

solo: Raoul Björkenheim – electric guitar

Part 8. Towers (7:11)

solo: Pertti ”Pepa” Päivinen – alto flute

Part 9. Whooz Blooz (9:23)

solos: Teemu Salminen – tenor sax; Pentti Lahti – alto sax; Raoul Björkenheim – electric guitar

UMO Jazz Orchestra:

  • Pentti Lahti – alto sax (1, 3, 4, 7, 9,), soprano sax (4), baritone sax (1), bass clarinet (2, 5), bass flute (7,8 )
  • Jukka Perko – alto sax (1, 3, 4, 7, 9), soprano sax (5), clarinet (2, 7, 8 )
  • Teemu Salminen – tenor sax (1, 3, 4, 7, 9), alto flute (2, 7, 8 ), bass flute (5)
  • Kari Heinilä – tenor sax (1, 3, 4, 7, 9), flute (2, 5, 7, 8 )
  • Pertti ”Pepa” Päivinen – tenor sax (1), baritone sax (3, 4, 7, 9), bass clarinet (2, 5), alto flute (7,8 )
  • Esko Heikkinen – 1st trumpet
  • Simo Salminen – 2nd trumpet
  • Timo Paasonen – 3rd trumpet
  • Heikki Haimila – 4th trumpet
  • Jari Hongisto – 1st trombone
  • Juhani Aalto – 2nd trombone
  • Mircea Stan – 3rd trombone
  • Mikael Långbacka – 4th trombone
  • Ulf Krokfors – bass (except 6)
  • Pekka Sarmanto – bass (except 6)
  • Tom Nekljudow – drums (1, 3, 4, 7-9), hi-hat & gong (2), hi-hat & gran cassa bass drum (5)

Recorded by Rafa Sirén, Jumo Jazz Club, Helsinki, May 10, 1991.

Mixed by Rafa Sirén, Jukka Hakoköngäs & Raoul Björkenheim.