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UMO Jazz Orchestra feat. Juhani Aaltonen, Raoul Björkenheim & Iro Haarla: The Sky Is Ruby

UMO, cond. Mikko Hassinen, sol. and comp. Raoul Björkenheim (g), sol. Iro Haarla (p, harp), Juhani Aaltonen (ts, a-fl)
TUM Records (TUMCD017), published 2007

1. The Sky is Ruby
soloists: Iro Haarla, Juhani Aaltonen, Raoul Björkenheim

2. Questions
soloists: Juhani Aaltonen, Jari Hongisto, Pepa Päivinen, Mikko Pettinen

3. In the Green Light
soloists: Iro Haarla, Juhani Aaltonen, Pentti Lahti, Raoul Björkenheim

4. The Bloody Fields
soloists: Juhani Aaltonen, Raoul Björkenheim

5. Lost Love
soloists: Juhani Aaltonen, Iro Haarla

6. Fiery Flight
soloists: Juhani Aaltonen, Raoul Björkenheim and everyone else

UMO  Jazz Orchestra: 

Trumpets:
Jan Kohlin, trumpet
Timo Paasonen, trumpet
Mikko Pettinen, trumpet
Tero Saarti, trumpet

Saxophones:
Juhani Aaltonen, tenor saxophone and alto flute
Pentti Lahti, alto, soprano and sopranino saxophone, flute, bass flute, piccolo flute
Mikko Mäkinen, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
Teemu Salminen, tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
Olli Ojajärvi, tenor saxophone, flute
Pertti Päivinen, soprano, baritone and bass saxophone, bass clarinet

Trombones:
Pekka Laukkanen, trombone
Mikko Mustonen, trombone
Jari Hongisto, trombone
Mikael Långbacka, bass trombone

Rhythm section: 
Ville Huolman, bass
Markus Ketola, drums

Featuring:
Iro Haarla, piano & harp
Raoul Björkenheim, electric guitar, gongs and bass drum

Conductor: 
Mikko Hassinen

All compositions by Raoul Björkenheim.

Recorded: 2006
Published: 2007
Publisher: TUM Records
Publisher code: TUM CD 017
Studio: SoundTeam Godzinsky Studio, Kirkkonummi