Alwari Tuohitorvi Pop-liisa 11

LP (hot pink)

18  11 

incl. 24% VAT

Hot pink vinyl.

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. The Svart LP series is going to consist of 18 parts in both Jazz and Pop series, 36 LPs in total. On CD two records are compiled on one disc.

The Pop- and Jazz-Liisa series began a year ago with 9 Pop and 9 Jazz releases. This year we are going to finish the series with parts 10 to 18 in both Pop and Jazz.
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.

Alwari Tuohitorvi Pop-liisa 11

LP

17  10 

incl. 24% VAT

Black vinyl.

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. The Svart LP series is going to consist of 18 parts in both Jazz and Pop series, 36 LPs in total. On CD two records are compiled on one disc.

The Pop- and Jazz-Liisa series began a year ago with 9 Pop and 9 Jazz releases. This year we are going to finish the series with parts 10 to 18 in both Pop and Jazz.
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.

Live at Liisankatu studios, Helsinki. Live broadcast on Channel 2, Wednesday March 13th, 1974, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by Yle. Hosted by Erkki ”Unde” Lehtola.

A1. THE KING WILL COME (6:49)
Music by Wishbone Ash • Lyrics by Martin Turner

A2. MOVE IT (3:07)
Music and lyrics by Ian Samwell

A3. KROMIKAUNOTAR (2:35)
Music by Seppo Alajoki • Lyrics by Jukka Rautiainen

A4. ROKKIBÄNDI –The Free Electric Band– (2:42)
Music and original lyrics by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood • Finnish lyrics by Jukka Rautiainen

A5. THE STORY IN YOUR EYES (2:25)
Music and lyrics by Justin Hayward

B1. IF YOU WANNA KNOW (5:01)
Music and lyrics by Climax Chicago

B2. SWEET LORRAINE (4:00)
Music and lyrics by Mick Box, Gary Thain & David Byron

B3. JOHNNY B. GOODE (2:39)
Music and lyrics by Chuck Berry

B4. PATHFINDER (5:28)
Music and lyrics by Ricky Gardiner

SEPPO “KALA” ALAJOKI – electric lead guitar, vocals (A1, A5, B1, B3, B4) and backing vocals
JUKKA RAUTIAINEN – electric guitar, vocals (A1, A2, A4, B4) and backing vocals
MIKA SUNDQVIST – electric bass, vocals (A1, A3, B1, B2, B4) and backing vocals
RAIMO “RAPE” PIKANEN – drums