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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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