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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UMO Jazz Orchestra: UMO Jazz Orchestra

1. Frozen Petals 5’48
by Kari Heinilä
solo: Manuel Dunkel (t.sax)

2. All Blues 5’02
by Miles Davis, arr. Eero Koivistoinen
solos: Ander Bergcrantz (flh), Bina Nkwazi (voc)

3. Aldebaran 9’33
by Kari Komppa
solo: Manuel Dunkel (t.sax)

4. What is This? 7’48
by Eero Koivistoinen
solos: Seppo Kantonen (pno), Anders Bergcrantz (tp), Markus Ketola (dr)

5. Bermuda 5’30
by Jukka Linkola
solos: Manuel Dunkel (t.sax)

6. Blue in Distance 4’49
by Kari Heinilä
solo: Markku Veijonsuo (trb)

7. Cuckoo’s Nest 7’27
by Eero Koivistoinen
solos: Seppo Kantonen (p), Anders Bergcrantz (tp), Markus Ketola (dr)

8. Equinox 6’29
by John Coltrane, arr. Eero Koivistoinen
solos: Eero Koivistoinen (t.sax), Pertti Päivinen (b.sax)

9. Life is a Cobra 7’09
by Jarmo Savolainen
solo: Jouni Järvelä (s.sax)

10. Tarkovski 8’40
by Kirmo Lintinen
solo: Jarmo Saari (gtr)

Recorded: 1997
Published: 1997
Publisher: Naxos Jazz
Publisher code: 86010-2
Studio: Finnvox Studios, Helsinki