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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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Stan Getz Quartet in Pori Jazz 1976

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Sunday July 18, 1976 was a great day for a jazz saxophone lover in Finland. At the sunny Kirjurinluoto in Pori Jazz Festival played two of the bright stars of the jazz sky: first Dexter Gordon and then Stan Getz (1929-1991) and … Continue reading

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Frigyes Pleszkán, Hungarian piano prodigy

Hungarian Frigyes Pleszkán (1959-2011) was known as a young age virtuoso jazz pianist. He began studying the piano at the age of eight, and held his first concert at the age of eleven. Same year in December 1970 Plezskán recorded … Continue reading

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John McLaughlin’s Shakti in Pori Jazz 1976

Do you like Indian music with jazzy spices – or guitar jazz flavored with exotic instruments and micro intervals? That’s how I would describe Shakti, the fusion band established by guitarist John McLaughlin with the Indian violin player L. Shankar, Zakir Hussain on tabla and T. H. “Vikku” Vinayakram on ghatam. … Continue reading

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Cedar Walton Quartet in Pori Jazz 1976

Last Friday, January 17 was Cedar Walton’s 80th birthday. He did not have the possibility to celebrate that as he passed away August 19 last summer. You can read more about his life here. Cedar Walton Quartet played on Saturday … Continue reading

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Classic New Orleans jazz by Preservation Hall Jazz Band in Pori Jazz 1976

In Pori Jazz 1976 we could enjoy the original and traditional New Orleans jazz, played by Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB). The members of the band in Pori were: Dave Williams (April 26, 1920 – March 13, 1982), piano Emanuel Sayles (January 31, … Continue reading

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Ambassador Austad making a film in Finland 1976

July 16th, 1976. U.S. Army Band is playing in front of the Town Hall of Pori. I notice a slightly more formally dressed  gentleman using a movie camera. He is clearly not a standard Pori Jazz visitor. So I take … Continue reading

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