Tag Archives: 1972

Nordic All Stars in Pori Jazz 1972

As the name of the band tells, Nordic Alls Stars was a group of some of the greatest jazz musicians in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark early 1970’s – and many of them are active still today. I don’t know if … Continue reading

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Simo Salminen 1956-2014

Suru-uutinen: jazztrumpetisti Simo Salminen (16.12.1956 – 3.3.2014) on poistunut keskuudestamme. (In English below the first picture.) Simo aloitteli uraansa jo teini-ikäisenä 1970-luvun alussa. Kuvani ovat vuodelta 1972, jolloin hän oli 15-vuotiaana Tapiola Big Bandin mukana Pori Jazzissa, soittaen myös sooloja. 1970/80-lukujen vaihteessa … Continue reading

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Jazz Q from Praque in Pori Jazz 1972

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Martin Kratochvíl (b. 1946) is a Czech jazz musician, doctor of philosophy and a businessman – not the most common combination for a jazz pianist. In 1964 he established Jazz Q, which during the communist era before 1989 was one of the … Continue reading

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Pori Jazz 1972 – Olitko paikalla? Were you there?

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Hyvään jazzfestariin tarvitaan sekä pätevät muusikot että innostava yleisö. Pori Jazz 1972:n huippuluokan esiintyjien kuvia olen jo blogannut (ja lisää on vielä tulossa), mutta nyt on aika yleisölle. Olitko Porin jazzeissa heinäkuussa 1972? Nappasinko sinut negatiiviini? Onko jazzkärpänen purrut vielä senkin … Continue reading

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Slide Hampton and Umeå Big Band, Pori Jazz 1972

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In Pori Jazz 1972 played Umeå Big Band with trombonist Slide Hampton. Thanks to UBB’s trumpetist Alf Burstedt, I was able to name all the players in the pictures. Alf  wrote to me: “Umeå Big Band don´t exist today, but … 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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