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

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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