Pop-Liisa 5 & 6 CD

    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