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Pop-Liisa 10

Hurmerinta-Sorvali Big Band Pop-liisa 10

LP

17 

incl. 24% VAT

> 25 in stock

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 April 6th, 1977, 8.15 pm to 8.50 pm. Produced by Yle. Hosted by Jake Nyman.

A1. CIRCLES IN THE SAND (4:04)
Music and lyrics by Frank Robson • Arranged by Sami Hurmerinta
Solo: Pertti ”Pepa” Päivinen – alto saxophone

A2. BALLAD FOR MY LOVE (3:56)
Composed and arranged by Sami Hurmerinta • Lyrics by Sami Hurmerinta and Frank Robson

A3. AXIS BOLD AS LOVE / IF SIX WAS NINE (8:27)
Music and lyrics by Jimi Hendrix • Arranged by Upi Sorvali and Sami Hurmerinta
Solos: Pentti Lahti – tenor saxophone, Sami Hurmerinta – electric guitar

B1. ANGEL (4:07)
Music and lyrics by Jimi Hendrix • Arranged by Upi Sorvali and Sami Hurmerinta
Solos: Pertti ”Pepa” Päivinen – alto saxophone, Mircea Stan – trombone

B2. FOUNTAIN OF EXISTENCE (7:46)
Music and lyrics by Frank Robson • Arranged by Sami Hurmerinta
Solos: Kari Kuusamo – Moog, Esko Heikkinen – trumpet, Sami Hurmerinta – electric guitar

B3. STONE FREE (4:14)
Music and lyrics by Jimi Hendrix • Arranged by Upi Sorvali and Sami Hurmerinta
Solo: Pentti Lahti – tenor saxophone

MAARIT HURMERINTA – vocals (A2–B3), backing vocals (A1, A3 , B1), electric piano (A2), tambourine & percussion (A1 , A3)
FRANK ROBSON – vocals (A1, A3, B2, B3), backing vocals (A2–B1), electric piano (A1, B2)
ESKO HEIKKINEN – trumpet (A1, A3–B3), flugelhorn (A2)
MIRCEA STAN – trombone (A1–B3)
PERTTI ”PEPA” PÄIVINEN – alto saxophone (A1, A3–B3), flute (A2)
PENTTI LAHTI – tenor saxophone (A3–B3), baritone saxophone (A1), alto flute (A2)
KARI KUUSAMO – electric piano (A2–B1, B3), clavinet (A1, A3, B2), string machine (A2, A3), Moog synthesizer (B2), backing vocals (A2–B1, B3)
SAMI HURMERINTA – electric guitar (A1–B3), backing vocals (A2–B1, B3)
HARRI MERILAHTI – electric bass (A1–B3)
ROOPE KOISTINEN – drums (A1–B3), percussion (B1)
UPI SORVALI – drums (A1, A3–B3), percussion (A2, B1, B2), backing vocals (A3, B1, B3)

Hurmerinta-Sorvali Big Band Pop-Liisa 10

LP, sea blue

18 

incl. 24% VAT

> 25 in stock

Sea blue 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 April 6th, 1977, 8.15 pm to 8.50 pm. Produced by Yle. Hosted by Jake Nyman.

A1. CIRCLES IN THE SAND (4:04)
Music and lyrics by Frank Robson • Arranged by Sami Hurmerinta
Solo: Pertti ”Pepa” Päivinen – alto saxophone

A2. BALLAD FOR MY LOVE (3:56)
Composed and arranged by Sami Hurmerinta • Lyrics by Sami Hurmerinta and Frank Robson

A3. AXIS BOLD AS LOVE / IF SIX WAS NINE (8:27)
Music and lyrics by Jimi Hendrix • Arranged by Upi Sorvali and Sami Hurmerinta
Solos: Pentti Lahti – tenor saxophone, Sami Hurmerinta – electric guitar

B1. ANGEL (4:07)
Music and lyrics by Jimi Hendrix • Arranged by Upi Sorvali and Sami Hurmerinta
Solos: Pertti ”Pepa” Päivinen – alto saxophone, Mircea Stan – trombone

B2. FOUNTAIN OF EXISTENCE (7:46)
Music and lyrics by Frank Robson • Arranged by Sami Hurmerinta
Solos: Kari Kuusamo – Moog, Esko Heikkinen – trumpet, Sami Hurmerinta – electric guitar

B3. STONE FREE (4:14)
Music and lyrics by Jimi Hendrix • Arranged by Upi Sorvali and Sami Hurmerinta
Solo: Pentti Lahti – tenor saxophone

MAARIT HURMERINTA – vocals (A2–B3), backing vocals (A1, A3 , B1), electric piano (A2), tambourine & percussion (A1 , A3)
FRANK ROBSON – vocals (A1, A3, B2, B3), backing vocals (A2–B1), electric piano (A1, B2)
ESKO HEIKKINEN – trumpet (A1, A3–B3), flugelhorn (A2)
MIRCEA STAN – trombone (A1–B3)
PERTTI ”PEPA” PÄIVINEN – alto saxophone (A1, A3–B3), flute (A2)
PENTTI LAHTI – tenor saxophone (A3–B3), baritone saxophone (A1), alto flute (A2)
KARI KUUSAMO – electric piano (A2–B1, B3), clavinet (A1, A3, B2), string machine (A2, A3), Moog synthesizer (B2), backing vocals (A2–B1, B3)
SAMI HURMERINTA – electric guitar (A1–B3), backing vocals (A2–B1, B3)
HARRI MERILAHTI – electric bass (A1–B3)
ROOPE KOISTINEN – drums (A1–B3), percussion (B1)
UPI SORVALI – drums (A1, A3–B3), percussion (A2, B1, B2), backing vocals (A3, B1, B3)