Jazz Liisa Live In Studio (09/10)
This set combines two eclectic figures from the Finnish jazz community.
Mike Koskinen Orchestra was recorded in 1973. It features five lengthy tracks that touch on free jazz and electric jazz. Trumpeter/conductor Mike Koskinen assembled yet another one of those "who's who" rosters of Finnish all-stars. Mircea Stan, Juhani Aaltonen, Paroni Paakunainen, Olli Ahvenlahti, Edward Vesala ao all get to strut their stuff.
Otto Donner was one of the founding members of Love Records. He was also a composer and musician. This is a previously unavailable session taken from the Finnish radio archives. It was also recorded in 1973. The lineup features Donner as conductor and some of the best Finnish jazz musicians around: Juhani Aaltonen (tenor sax/flute), Paroni Paakkunainen (baritone sax), Esko Linnavalli (grand piano) and others. These are all Donner compositions that are all relatively straight ahead but quite interesting.