Online concert: UMO Helsinki Ensemble – Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers

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UMO and The Finnish Big Band Association organise a reformed composition contest

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UMO Helsinki & Veronica Swift

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Music of Haarla, Heinilä, Kasurinen & Rönkä

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New album ‘Music of Haarla, Heinilä, Kasurinen & Rönkä’ challenges conventions of big band music with timeless flair

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ONLINE CONCERT: UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra: The Nutcracker Suite

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CANCELLED: Lunch Concert: UMO Helsinki – The Nutcracker

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UMO Helsinki: Online Masterclass, Sibelius Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki

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UMO Helsinki: Online Masterclass, University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz

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Online concert: UMO Helsinki feat. Nina Mya (1/2)

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UMO Plays the Music of Muhal Richard Abrams

COnd. Muhal Richard Abrams. Feat. Chuck Findley (tp), Lars Danielsson (b), Klaus Suonsaari (dr).

1. Big T 9’52
2. Ritob 3’37
3. Half Step 4’59
4. Melancholia 6’40
5. Fortex 7’57
6. Fanfare 3’35
7. Symtre 4’54


UMO Jazz Orchestra

Conductor: Muhal Richard Abrams
Saxophones: Pentti Lahti, Teemu Salminen, Eero Koivistoinen, Kari Heinilä, Pepa Päivinen
Trombones: Markku Veijonsuo, Mircea Stan, Juhani Aalto, Mikael Långbacka
Trumpet: Chuck Findley, Simo Salminen, Esko Heikkinen, Heikki Halmila
Guitar: Markku Kanerva
Piano: Seppo Kantonen
Synthesizer: Kirmo Lintinen
Bass: Lars Danielsson
Drums: Klaus Suonsaari
Percussion: Mongo Aaltonen

Recorded: 1988
Published: 1989
Publisher: UMO
Publisher code: UMOCD101
Studio: MTV Studios, Helsinki
New, international version published by The SLAM Productions, UK, in 1999