UMO Jazz Orchestra is now 40 years old. How it looked and sounded as one year old toddler?


Finland’s best big band UMO Jazz Orchestra celebrates this year its 40th anniversary, with a fine history of the band. Congratulations!

UMO had its first concert in July 1975 in Pori Jazz Festival. One year later July 18, 1976 I took these pictures in the same jazz event.

(Click any image to open the gallery.)

During the same year I also bought UMO’s second LP “A Good Time Was Had By All”. It’s still one of my favorite big band recordings – and luckily in good condition. The back of the album jacket tells who were the band members at that time.

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To give you a taste of UMO’s music 39 years ago, here is one track, “Eclipse” from that album (and you can see the front of the jacket as well). Enjoy!

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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3 Responses to UMO Jazz Orchestra is now 40 years old. How it looked and sounded as one year old toddler?

  1. jazztraveler says:

    Cool pictures from the seventies! Are they still going? Thanks for the post.

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