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Happy Times at Langis Jazz 2014 (R.I.P. Zarkus)

Langis Jazz is by-invitation-only small-scale, high-quality event in a tiny village near Hanko, the southernmost continental location of Finland. There is a reason for this somewhat late post of these pictures I took in July 2014. One of the musicians, Zarkus Poussa, died … Continue reading

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Kimmo Pohjonen, the master of modern accordion

Have you ever thought how versatile instrument an accordion in the hands of a master can be? Just listen the music by  Kimmo Pohjonen, and you will be surprised. Now, in January 2016, Kimmo Pohjonen’s latest album “Sensitive Skin” (released last October), … Continue reading

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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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About Katri Nironen, Krzysztof Penderecki … and the voice of horror

Suomeksi Monday August 6, 1945 at 8:15 The atomic bomb exploded above Hiroshima in Japan. 70.000 to 80.000 people – a third of the population – died instantly on radiation, pressure damages and fires. Monday, February 29, 1960 at 00:15 … Continue reading

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Tino Sehgal’s Kiss in Kiasma

I was corrected “This is not a performance, it’s a piece of art.”,  when I asked at Kiasma’s ticket desk, who are the persons in the performance.  I was also told that the names of the persons are not relevant. Only … Continue reading

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B.B. King – my first LP love

It was year 1973. My mother got a simple record player as a gift being a long-time employee of the Post of Finland (as far as I remember). The radio has been my access to the music, but now I had a record player. But … Continue reading

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The Fiddle and the Tin Whistle

Irish folk music played in pub sessions is one of the happiest music in the world, and  The Merry Ploughboy is one of the famous music pubs in Dublin. I did not visit the pub, but was lucky to listen couple of their players during … Continue reading

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Simon Phillips, the Drummer

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A year ago The Trio Project lead by Japanese pianist Hiromi was performing in April Jazz in Espoo, Finland. The other two members of the band are Anthony Jackson in bass and Simon Phillips in drums. I have earlier posted pictures … Continue reading

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Invitation to tango

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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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