Monthly Archives: May 2014

Steve Turre, trombone and seashells

On 30th of April we celebrated International Jazz Day, third time since 2012, with the lead of Herbie Hancock, the Goodwill Ambassador of Unesco. The main concert was in Osaka, Japan. This week I was glad to get the link … Continue reading

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Hot days in May

I took these pictures last Saturday in Lestijärvi, Central Finland during the last day of the hot spell. We had hot weather almost everywhere Finland. These May temperatures were close to 30°C (85° F). That was exceptional. Now, a couple of … Continue reading

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A cone, a stone and …

… a seashell.

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Bengtskär lighthouse, the highest in the Nordic countries

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Bengtskär lighthouse is located in the Gulf of Finland, about 25 kilometers south west of the city of Hanko.  The lighthouse was built in 1906 on the Bengtskär skerry where it rises 52 meters on sea level and is the highest one in the Nordic countries. Soviet landing troops tried … Continue reading

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Willow Warbler and the World Migratory Bird Day

Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) is the most common bird in Finland. The population of Willow Warblers in Europe is about 40 million pairs. One fifth of those nests here in Finland. Though their number is four times the population of … Continue reading

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Webster Lewis Quintet in Pori Jazz 1976

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One more chapter of Pori Jazz history: on July 17th, 1976 Webster Lewis Quintet had a gig in Riihiketo School. In the band were Webster Lewis (1943-2002) in piano and organ, Stan Strickland in sax and flute, Paul Socolow in bass, Ralph Penland (1953-2014) in … Continue reading

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Meeting Pat Metheny

I wrote about Pat Metheny and his guitar, when he was in Pori Jazz 1974 with Gary Burton. Now, during his second visit in Finland last Monday, he had several, clearly much better guitars than 40 years ago. The concert in Helsinki’s … Continue reading

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