Thursday, February 12, 2009

Finnish Big Band Jazz

Finnish Big Band Jazz - No Comments! Polarvox KJL-030 (1977)

Hold on to your seats! The cream of Finland amass to lay down one hell of a big band outing with the support of The Foundation for the Promotion of Finnish Music.

At the helm we have such luminaries as Heikki Sarmanto, Eino Virtanen, Kaj Backlund, Seppo Paakkunainen and Esa Pethman. Soloists include Juhani Aaltonen - saxophone; Olli Ahvenlahti - keyboards: Markku Johansson - trumpet & flugelhorn; Pentti Lahti - baritone sax; Pentti Lasanen - alto sax and Nono Soderberg - guitar.

Superb groovy seventies jazz of the highest order throughout culminating with the stone cold and break-heavy monster "Ufology". The text on the cover though plentiful is all in Finnish so I can't tell you any more so I'll let the music do the talking. Kindly enjoy...

1) No Comments
2) Something Keeps Us Busy
3) Balladi Savonlinnalle
4) Albright
5) From One To Twelve
6) Ufology

22 comments:

Quimsy said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/197233915/Finnish_Big_Band_Jazz_-_No_Comments___1977_.zip

Anonymous said...

broken connection me think but i am sure you'll sort it! thanx for a super show here I love your decision making and all power to you.

Djalma said...

Thanks Quimsy, just listening to this one, sounds amazing!!! peace brother...

bacoso said...

holy crap quimsy ...and another stonker!!thanks a million!

Hanimex 3000 said...

I'm SURE this is gonna be my record-of-the-month...
Thanks!
N.

Jur said...

Killer stuff!

Thanks a lot.

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Vellu said...

Hey Quimsy!

For your information: this album is impossible to find in finland since it was released only in small numbers and was sold out soon after release.

Kaj Backlund is the guy who wrote "No comments", and he is a walking encyclopedia of big band-music and writing for big band. I have had the pleasure of having him as my mentor for many years now.

Thanks for sharing this album, I have wanted to have it for ages, and even Kaj himself doesn't have a CD of it, only the old vinyl. He seems to be happy to know, that his music is still alive and kicking after all these years!

Cheers,

Vellu Halkosalmi
Composer/Arranger/Educator
Helsinki, Finland
http://www.halkosalmi.com

Egan Ehlers said...

Exciting. Thanks for sharing.

gabriel said...

superb jazz music, im really in love wid it eheh
tkssss

Arkiver said...

Definitely enjoyin' this one Quimsy! As with many other great posts you offer, I thank you for the introduction to so much music that is new to me and a real treat!

Anonymous said...

no comments, indeed. unbelievable. you've done it again. MUIIIITO OBRIGADO!

boogieman said...

Thanks Quimsy, this album is fun. I love 70's big bands. I remember the the jazz "intelligentsia" didn't like them at all. They surely missed a lot of fun.
Cheers.

boogieman said...

Thanks Quimsy, this album is fun. I love 70's big bands. I remember the the jazz "intelligentsia" didn't like them at all. They surely missed a lot of fun.
Cheers.

boogieman said...

Thanks Quimsy, this album is fun. I love 70's big bands. I remember the the jazz "intelligentsia" didn't like them at all. They surely missed a lot of fun.
Cheers.

karl said...

yeah man, a rip roaring jazz monster! no comments! thanks

Anonymous said...

Killer stuff, will search this out on vinyl. cheers!

Anonymous said...

my gosh this is wonderful stuff. i think fans od mid-era soft machine will like this. in fact, its better than soft machine!

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Bhowani said...

Thanks a lot for the share ! link is still active

Simon666 said...

Fantastic from start to finish, big thanks for this Q. Amazed that the link is working.