Oton Kvartetti / Wasama-Tuominen Trio Jazz-Liisa 7&8

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The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series presents previously unreleased and forgotten gems from the biggest names of Finnish prog and jazz of the 1970’s

Never bootlegged and known up until now only to a few faithful servants (and largely thought to have been lost for ever), these sessions offer a hitherto unrivalled look into the state of Finnish jazz and progressive rock between the years 1972-1977. Imagine if the sessions recorded by John Peel had only recently been discovered, and you get an idea of the cultural weight of what is being brought into the light of day here.

Originally recorded as broadcasts by YLE (the national radio service Yleisradio, ”the Finnish BBC”), the thirty-four Liisankatu sessions are a genuine who’s who of Finnish prog and jazz. Interestingly, anyone with even basic knowledge of the era’s biggest bands will recognize familiar names at play within these obscure bands.

As such, these sessions provide the missing link between jazz and prog, explaining through spirited performances – and largely unknown collaborations – the instrumental prowess and dexterity of these players and bands. What’s best, these sessions show these exceptional bands playing for the moment in front of a hundred strong studio audience, not weighed down by the tedium of studio recording, and thus somehow miraculously managing to capture the best of both worlds: studio performances in front of a live audience.

OTON KVARTETTI

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, June 20th, 1973, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Matti Poijärvi.

A1. LYDIAN FEELING (19:09)

Music by Jukka Linkola

OTTO-TAPIO NEVANLINNA – violin

JUKKA LINKOLA – Fender Rhodes electric piano

JORMA KOIVULEHTO – double bass

HEIKKI TIMONEN – drums

WASAMA–TUOMINEN TRIO

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, June 20th, 1973, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Matti Poijärvi.

B1. BALLADI 1 (7:31)

Music by Tapio Tuominen, Jukka Wasama & Olli-Pekka Wasama

B2. EL KABONG (14:43)

Music by Jukka Wasama

TAPIO TUOMINEN – tenor saxophone

OLLI-PEKKA WASAMA – double bass

JUKKA WASAMA – drums and percussion

PENTTI HIETANEN & TEPPO HAUTA-AHO DUO

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, November 17th, 1976, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Jaakko Tahkolahti.

A1. APRIL MOON (8:15)

Music by Pentti Hietanen

A2. SHADES ON THE SNOW (6:07)

Music by Pentti Hietanen

A3. PILVI (6:36)

Music by Pentti Hietanen

PENTTI HIETANEN – piano

TEPPO HAUTA-AHO – double bass

WASAMA QUARTET

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, November 17th, 1976, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Jaakko Tahkolahti.

B1. HICKORY (6:08)

Music by Ilkka Niemeläinen

Solos: Niemeläinen – guitar, Luolajan-Mikkola – violin

B2. CELENE (5:24)

Music by Ilkka Niemeläinen

Solos: O-P. Wasama – double bass, Niemeläinen – guitar

B3. WITCHI TAI TO (5:10)

Music by Jim Pepper

Solos: Niemeläinen – guitar, Luolajan-Mikkola – violin

MIKKO-VILLE LUOLAJAN-MIKKOLA – violin and piano (on B2 and B3)

ILKKA NIEMELÄINEN – 12 string acoustic guitar

OLLI-PEKKA WASAMA – double bass

JUKKA WASAMA – drums