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UMO Plays BAT Jazz in Finland: The First Seven

Sponsored by BAT – The British American Tobacco Finland.

Cond. Markku Johansson.
Composed by Hannu Riikonen, Jarmo Savolainen, Jarno Kukkonen, Seppo Kantonen, Pekka Toivanen, Jari Perkiömäki, Kirmo Lintinen.

1.  Softly Yours (1986) 14’57
(Hannu Riikonen)

2. Good and Bad (1987) 11’22
(Jarmo Savolainen)

3. Confessions 1988    10’21
(Jarno Kukkonen)

4. Trouble (1989) 7,14
(Seppo Kantonen)

5. Breakfast (1990) 7’45
(Pekka Toivonen)

6. Seaman’s Waltz (1991) 9’17
(Jari Perkiömäki)

7. Spring Poem (1992) 9’05
(Kirmo Lintinen)

UMO Jazz Orchestra
Conductor: Markku Johansson
Reeds: Pentti Lahti, Jukka Perko, Teemu Salminen, Kari Heinilä, Pertti Päivinen
Trumpet, flugelhorn: Esko Heikkinen, Simo Salminen, Timo Paasonen, Antero Priha
Trombone: Markku Veijonsuo, Pekka Laukkanen, Mircea Stan
Bass Trombone: Mikael Långbacka
Tuba: Tom Bildo
Keyboards: Seppo Kantonen, Kirmo Lintinen
Guitar: Jarno Kukkonen
Double Bass: Pekka Sarmanto
Electric Bass: Eerik Siikasaari
Drums: Jukkis Uotila
Percussions: Mongo Aaltonen

Recorded: 1992
Published: 1992
Publisher: Love Kustannus
Publisher code: Beta BECD 4028
Studio: Jumo Jazz Club, Helsinki