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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: HPO & UMO Helsinki: Clarinet Heroes (and a Lonely Trombone Player)

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UMO on UMO (2009)

1. Story Lines 12’48
(Kirmo Lintinen)
soloist: Kirmo Lintinen

2. -4. Tale But True
(Kari Ikonen)
soloist: Pertti Päivinen (in all parts)
Part I Farewell March of the Snowmen 4’23
Part II Lullaby of the GM Piggy 2’27
Part III Lament of the Baltic Mermaid 6’33

5.-6. Grateful/ Cayo Coco
Grateful 3’36
(Mikko Pettinen, arr. Outi Tarkiainen)
soloist: Mikko Pettinen
Cayo Coco 4’54
(Tero Saarti, arr. Outi Tarkiainen)
soloists: Mikko Pettinen, Tero Saarti

7. Harbour Lights
(Jarmo Savolainen)
soloist: Pentti Lahti

8. Popp
(Kari Heinilä)
soloist: Jouni Järvelä

9. – 10. Blue Dog
(Jukka Linkola)
Part I Innocence
(soloist Ville Huolman)
Part II Stubborness
(soloist: Markus Ketola)

UMO Jazz Orchestra

Conductor: Kari Heinilä

Trumpets: Teemu Mattsson (1st trumpet), Timo Paasonen (2nd trumpet), Mikko Pettinen (3rd trumpet), Tero Saarti (4th trumpet)

Saxophones: Pentti Lahti (1st alto saxophone), Jouni Järvelä (2nd alto saxophone), Teemu Salminen (1st tenor saxophone), Manuel Dunkel (2nd tenor saxophone)

Trombones: Antti Rissanen (1st trombone), Mikko Mustonen (2nd trombone), Pekka Luukkanen (3rd trombone), Mikale Långbacka (bass trombone)

Rhythm Section: Seppo Kantonen, piano (2.-10., except 8.), Kirmo Lintinen, piano (1.), Ville Huolman, bass; Markus Ketola, drums

Recorded: 2008
Published: 2009
Publisher: Umo Production
Publisher code: UMOCD109
Studio: Varistoteles Studios, Vantaa, Yle M1, Helsinki