Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hyvää Pääsiäistä! Happy Easter! สุขสันต์วันอีสเตอร์!

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A tree, wires and a wrapped building

Helsinki, two days ago. Almost like the art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

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Freezing but sunny March

We in Finland will most like have the coldest March in 50 years, but hopefully not in the measured history. March 1917 will hold the record (ref. in Finnish). We have also a lot snow, again. I took this picture a … Continue reading

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Leo Wright and Tete Montoliu, Pori Jazz 1972

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Did Leo Wright visit Finland more than once? His rather detailed biography mentions Finland in passing and only once: “The same year [1972] Leo Wright gave a guest performance in Finland.” This took place in Pori Jazz Festival 14-15 July 1972. Wright … Continue reading

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Jukka Tolonen Quartet, Pori Jazz 1972

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On 16th of July 1972 guitar virtuos Jukka Tolonen played with his quartet Reino Laine (dr), Heikki Virtanen (b) and Pekka Pöyry (sax) in a free concert at Kirjurinluoto in Pori Jazz, Finland. Click here to see a live recording from … Continue reading

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Yusef Lateef Quartet, Pori Jazz 1972

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Sunday was sunny and warm in Kirjurinluoto on 16 July 1972, a perfect day for Pori Jazz 72  picnic jazz concert. The price of the ticket – 3 marks, about 50 cents – for this concert sounds today very decent. … Continue reading

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Chick Corea and Return to Forever, Pori Jazz 1972

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Armando Anthony Corea, better known as Chick Corea was 31 years old, when he visited Finland the first time at Pori Jazz Festival 1972. This week, as forty years older, he will be in Finland again. This time he plays in Finlandia … Continue reading

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Meta4 is fizzy oil in a hot pan

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Dubrovnik in Helsinki is a “public living room equipped with a stage”. A few times per year it is the venue for Klasariklubi (“Classical music club”), hosted by Minna Pensola. Yesterday night at the stage was the string quartet Meta4, … Continue reading

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Yesterday was the day for toasted marshmallows

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Eero Koivistoinen at Koko Jazz Club

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One of the brightest stars of the Finnish jazz, Eero Koivistoinen (ts) played last night 7 March 2013 at Koko Jazz Club in Helsinki. This was the first gig with his new band, Aleksi Tuomarila (p), Jori Huhtala (b) and Jussi Lehtonen (dr). … Continue reading

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