Piirpauke / Tapio Tuominen Trio Jazz-Liisa 15

LP (yellow)

16,13 

excl. VAT

Yellow vinyl, 150 copies.

Piirpauke was founded in 1974 by saxophonist Sakari Kukko, bassist Antti Hytti, guitarist Hasse Walli, and drummer Jukka Wasama. It has been considered one of the very first “world music” groups, and thus way ahead of its time. The ensemble played their first gigs in 1974, originally named as the Walli–Kukko quartet.

Piirpauke was affected by folk music from Finland, Romania, Turkey, Ethiopia, Balkans, South America, and the Far East. Before recording the album Piirpauke, the band played in front of a live audience at the Liisankatu studios of the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. Their performance included two tunes that were also recorded later for Piirpauke, that is, Kuunnousu and Konevitsan kirkonkellot. The arrangements of these traditional melodies were worked out collectively by the whole ensemble. Furthermore, Piirpauke performed Sven Ali which is an original composition by Sakari Kukko.

Saxophonist Tapio “Tuuppi” Tuominen founded the Wasama–Tuominen Trio in the early 1970s together with drummer Jukka Wasama and bassist Olli-Pekka Wasama. Besides American jazz, their role models were European jazz musicians like English saxophonist John Surman and his famous trio. The Wasama–Tuominen Trio performed at the Liisankatu studios on 20 June 1973. The live recording of that concert has been released on Jazz Liisa vol. 7.

Two years later Tuominen and Jukka Wasama were back at the Liisankatu studios. This time the line-up did not include Olli-Pekka Wasama who had begun to assist the Finnish National Opera Orchestra at that time. Instead, Jorma Koivulehto played bass in the concert.

PIIRPAUKE

Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, May 28th, 1975, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Matti Konttinen.

 

A1. KUUNNOUSU –Răsărit de lună– (4:14)

trad. (Romanian folk song) • Arranged by Sakari Kukko, Hasse Walli, Antti Hytti & Jukka Wasama

A2. KONEVITSAN KIRKONKELLOT (7:03)

trad. (Karelian folk song) • Arranged by Sakari Kukko, Hasse Walli, Antti Hytti & Jukka Wasama

A3. SVEN ALI (8:12)

Music by Sakari Kukko • Arranged by Sakari Kukko, Hasse Walli, Antti Hytti & Jukka Wasama

 

SAKARI KUKKO – tenor saxophone, piano and percussion, HASSE WALLI – electric guitar and percussion, ANTTI HYTTI – double bass and percussion, JUKKA WASAMA – drums and percussion. With OTTO ROMANOWSKI – synthesizer (EMS Synthi AKS)

 

TAPIO TUOMINEN TRIO

Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, May 28th, 1975, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Matti Konttinen.

 

B1. TRAPS IN THE SOUTH BRONX (3:17)

Music by Jukka Wasama

B2. UNTITLED ORIGINAL 1 (8:08)

Music by Jukka Wasama

B3. UNTITLED ORIGINAL 2 (5:47)

Music by Jukka Wasama

 

TAPIO TUOMINEN – tenor saxophone

JORMA KOIVULEHTO – double bass

JUKKA WASAMA – drums and percussion

Piirpauke / Tapio Tuominen Trio Jazz-Liisa 15

LP

15,32 

excl. VAT

Black vinyl, 200 copies.

Piirpauke was founded in 1974 by saxophonist Sakari Kukko, bassist Antti Hytti, guitarist Hasse Walli, and drummer Jukka Wasama. It has been considered one of the very first “world music” groups, and thus way ahead of its time. The ensemble played their first gigs in 1974, originally named as the Walli–Kukko quartet.

Piirpauke was affected by folk music from Finland, Romania, Turkey, Ethiopia, Balkans, South America, and the Far East. Before recording the album Piirpauke, the band played in front of a live audience at the Liisankatu studios of the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. Their performance included two tunes that were also recorded later for Piirpauke, that is, Kuunnousu and Konevitsan kirkonkellot. The arrangements of these traditional melodies were worked out collectively by the whole ensemble. Furthermore, Piirpauke performed Sven Ali which is an original composition by Sakari Kukko.

Saxophonist Tapio “Tuuppi” Tuominen founded the Wasama–Tuominen Trio in the early 1970s together with drummer Jukka Wasama and bassist Olli-Pekka Wasama. Besides American jazz, their role models were European jazz musicians like English saxophonist John Surman and his famous trio. The Wasama–Tuominen Trio performed at the Liisankatu studios on 20 June 1973. The live recording of that concert has been released on Jazz Liisa vol. 7.

Two years later Tuominen and Jukka Wasama were back at the Liisankatu studios. This time the line-up did not include Olli-Pekka Wasama who had begun to assist the Finnish National Opera Orchestra at that time. Instead, Jorma Koivulehto played bass in the concert.

PIIRPAUKE

Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, May 28th, 1975, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Matti Konttinen.

 

A1. KUUNNOUSU –Răsărit de lună– (4:14)

trad. (Romanian folk song) • Arranged by Sakari Kukko, Hasse Walli, Antti Hytti & Jukka Wasama

A2. KONEVITSAN KIRKONKELLOT (7:03)

trad. (Karelian folk song) • Arranged by Sakari Kukko, Hasse Walli, Antti Hytti & Jukka Wasama

A3. SVEN ALI (8:12)

Music by Sakari Kukko • Arranged by Sakari Kukko, Hasse Walli, Antti Hytti & Jukka Wasama

 

SAKARI KUKKO – tenor saxophone, piano and percussion, HASSE WALLI – electric guitar and percussion, ANTTI HYTTI – double bass and percussion, JUKKA WASAMA – drums and percussion. With OTTO ROMANOWSKI – synthesizer (EMS Synthi AKS)

 

TAPIO TUOMINEN TRIO

Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, May 28th, 1975, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Matti Konttinen.

 

B1. TRAPS IN THE SOUTH BRONX (3:17)

Music by Jukka Wasama

B2. UNTITLED ORIGINAL 1 (8:08)

Music by Jukka Wasama

B3. UNTITLED ORIGINAL 2 (5:47)

Music by Jukka Wasama

 

TAPIO TUOMINEN – tenor saxophone

JORMA KOIVULEHTO – double bass

JUKKA WASAMA – drums and percussion