Finnforest / Elonkorjuu Jukka Hauru / Nono Söderberg Pop-Liisa 5 & 6

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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.

JUKKA HAURU

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, December 15th, 1976, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Jake Nyman.

A1. GÜNTHER ANGST, parts 1–6 (17:06)

Music by Jukka Hauru

JUHANI POUTANEN – violin
EERO OJANEN – piano
JUKKA HAURU – electric guitar
TAPANI TAMMINEN – double bass
ESKO ROSNELL – drums
ARI VALTONEN – percussion

NONO SÖDERBERG

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, December 15th, 1976, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Jake Nyman.

B1. TIDE (8:24)
Music by Nono Söderberg

B2. SEAGULL (10:27)
Music by Nono Söderberg

REIJO “TAKKU” YLINEN – soprano saxophone
ESA KOTILAINEN – Moog synthesizer, Hohner clavinet (B1), string synthesizer (B2), Fender Rhodes electric piano (B2)
NONO SÖDERBERG – electric guitar
HARRI MERILAHTI – electric bass
ROOPE KOISTINEN – drums
ESA ”NÄTSI” ROSWALL – congas, percussion (B1)

FINNFOREST

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, February 23rd, 1977, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Jake Nyman.

A1. ODD TALE (10:19)

Music by Pertti Pokki

A2. JUAN (8:22)

Music by Jussi Tegelman

PERTTI POKKI – Fender Rhodes electric piano, ARP Odyssey synthesizer
PEKKA TEGELMAN – electric guitar
JARMO HIEKKALA – electric bass
JUSSI TEGELMAN – drums

 

 

ELONKORJUU

Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, February 23rd, 1977, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Jake Nyman.

B1. HEY BROTHER (4:40)

Music and lyrics by Jukka Syrenius

B2. YOURS TONIGHT (5:15)

Music by Jukka Syrenius • Lyrics by Simo Kuusinen

B3. ROLLING DOWN THE HIGHWAY (7:36)

Music and lyrics by Jukka Syrenius

KARI TAMMINEN – vocals
JUHA UNKILA – tenor saxophone
PEKKA TYNI – electric piano
JUKKA SYRENIUS – electric guitar
VELI-PEKKA PESSI – electric bass, backing vocals
VEIKKO NOUTIO – drums