Jazz-Liisa 8

    Pentti Hietanen & Teppo Hauta-Aho / Wasama Quartet Jazz-Liisa 8

    LP

    19 

    incl. 24% VAT

    300 x black

    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.

    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

    Jazz-Liisa 8

      Pentti Hietanen & Teppo Hauta-Aho / Wasama Quartet Jazz-Liisa 8

      LP (green)

      20 

      incl. 24% VAT

      200 x green

      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.

      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