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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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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Randy Brecker & Mats Holmquist with UMO Jazz Orchestra: Together

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn
Mats Holmquist, composer, arranger, conductor

UMO Jazz Orchestra
Woodwinds: Ville Vannemaa, Mikko Mäkinen, Teemu Salminen, Max Zenger, Pertti Pepa Päivinen. Extras Jakob Gudmundsson.
Trumpets: Teemu Mattsson, Timo Paasonen, Mikko Pettinen, Tero Saarti, Janne Toivonen.
Trombones: Heikki Tuhkanen, Mikko Mustonen, Juho Viljanen, Mikael Långbacka.
Comp: Seppo Kantonen, piano; Juho Kivivuori, bass; Markus Ketola, drums; Mikel Ulfberg, guitar.

Pieces:
One Million Circumstances (composed & arranged by Mats Holmquist)
Summer and Winter (composed & arranged by Mats Holmquist)
Never Let Me Go (Evans/Livingston, arranged by Mats Holmquist)
Windows (Chick Corea, arranged by Mats Holmquist)
All My Things (composed & arranged by Mats Holmquist)
Crystal Silence (Chick Corea, arranged by Mats Holmquist)
My Stella (composed & arranged by Mats Holmquist)
Humpty Dumpty (Chick Corea, arranged by Mats Holmquist)
Always Young (composed & arranged by Mats Holmquist)

Recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, March 2018
Recording, mixing Willem Bleeker, with Mats Holmquist and Ada Rovatti Brecker
Mastering Björn Engelmann
Cover art by Erik Hårdstedt

Mama Records MAA 1056
Published 24.8.2018

UMO with Randy Brecker & Mats Holmquist – Live at Musiikkitalo, Helsinki