Tag Archives: Pori Jazz

Onnittelut Eero Koivistoinen, 70 – Congratulations

Suomijazzin ja paljon muunkin musiikin voimahahmo Eero Koivistoinen täyttää tänään 70 vuotta. Onnittelut! The multitalented master of Finnish music scene, especially jazz,  Eero Koivistoinen celebrates his 70th birthday today. Congratulations! Tässä pieni kuvakavalkadi uran alkupuolelta 1970-luvulta ja nykyisyydestä tältä vuosikymmeneltä. Eroa … 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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Remembering Ted Curson in Pori Jazz 1974

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The 50th Pori Jazz is going right now. There are only two persons, who have played in the first 47 festivals from 1966 to 2012: Reino Laine (b. 1946), a Finnish drummer and Ted Curson (1935-2012), an American trumpetist. Ted Curson … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Eero Koivistoinen, hyvää syntymäpäivää – happy birthday

Syntymäpäiväonnittelut Eero Koivistoiselle, yhdelle Suomen johtavista jazzmuusikoista ja säveltäjistä. Tänään tammikuun 13. päivä, 69-vuotiaana, hän on yhä täynnä luomisvoimaa. Syntymäpäiväkorttina on kuvia lähes 39 vuoden takaa Eeron kvintetin keikalta Pori Jazzista vuodelta 1976: Eero Koivistoinen (sax), Olli Ahvenlahti (p), Jukka Tolonen … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dave Holland

Dave Holland (b. 1st of October 1946) performed in Pori Jazz on 17 July 2014. Happy birthday!

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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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Meeting Pat Metheny

I wrote about Pat Metheny and his guitar, when he was in Pori Jazz 1974 with Gary Burton. Now, during his second visit in Finland last Monday, he had several, clearly much better guitars than 40 years ago. The concert in Helsinki’s … Continue reading

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Pat Metheny and the worst possible guitar

Pat Metheny (b. 1954) is one of the most acclaimed jazz guitarist of our time. He has just started his European tour with his Unity Group. Tonight they are having a concert in Helsinki Finlandia Hall (see you there!). In today’s Helsingin … Continue reading

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Chuck Mangione Quartet in Pori Jazz 1974

Chuck Mangione (1940 -) with his hat and flugelhorn – and Pori Jazz 1974. Great combination. In his quartet played Gerry Niewood (sax and cowbell, 1943-2009), Joe (Joseph) LaBarbera (drums, 1948 -) and Edward Williams III (bass, does somebody know something about his whereabouts?).

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