Kalevala Nimbus Pop-Liisa 7 & 8

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12,10  7,26 

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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.

KALEVALA

A1. KESÄLLÄ (3:20)

Music by Matti Kurkinen • Lyrics by Harri Saksala

A2. JOKAISEEN JOKAISEEN (6:04)

Music by Matti Kurkinen • Lyrics by Harri Saksala

A3. MYRSKYÄ PAKOON (5:22)

Music by Matti Kurkinen

A4. TUULIKANNEL (5:16)

Music and lyrics by Harri Saksala

B1. ANTTI (3:56)

Music by Matti Kurkinen • Lyrics by Harri Saksala

B2. TIEDON PORTAAT (3:20)

Music by Matti Kurkinen • Lyrics by Harri Saksala

B3. VERKOSSA -In The Net- (10:27)

Music by Matti Kurkinen • Lyrics by Harri Saksala

HARRI SAKSALA – vocals (omit A3), percussion

SAKARI KUKKO – tenor saxophone (A1, A3), soprano saxophone (A2, B3), flute (A4, B1), electric piano (A3, B3), electric bass (B2)

MATTI KURKINEN – electric guitar, mandolin (B2)

JUHA “LIDO” SALONEN – electric bass, electric guitar (B2)

ALF FORSMAN – drums

NIMBUS

A1. ODE TO EAGLE (3:20)

Music and lyrics by Harri Suilamo

A2. PESSIMISTINEN DIALOGI (7:59)

Music and lyrics by Harri Suilamo

A3. AAMUMAA (7:56)

Music by Harri Suilamo

B1. HERETIC FOOL (5:16)

Music and lyrics by Harri Suilamo

B2. MYRSKYJEN VÄLILLÄ (6:49)

Music and lyrics by Harri Suilamo

B3. FEATHERED FRIENDS (4:51)

Composed by Dave Greenslade • Lyrics by Dave Lawson

PASI SAARELMA – vocals (omit A3)

PEKKA RAUTIO – organ

HARRI SUILAMO – electric guitar

JUHA JOKIRANTA – electric bass

MATTI JOKIRANTA – drums