Yellow vinyl, 200 copies.
Both Pori and Tapiola Big Bands are still very active and have a long history behind them. These on-air live performances in the legendary Jazz Liisa series date back to 1975 and 1976 and include many household names in Finnish jazz in their ranks, such as Paroni Paakkunainen and Seppo Tyni.
PORI BIG BAND, conducted by MARKKU KOKKO
Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, March 31st, 1976, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Jaakko Tahkolahti.
A1. BACK TO PORI (11:53)
A2. LADIES FIRST (6:19)
JORMA KOHIJOKI, ESKO LAMULA, JAAKKO SATOMAA and REIJO WIDBOM – trumpets, JUHANI AALTO, TOM BILDO, MARTTI KOJO and TAUNO KOSKINEN – trombones, ILKKA KARUMO and MATTI ÖSTERLUND – alto saxophones, ERKKI ELO and KARI SARPILA – tenor saxophones, JUHANI REPONEN – baritone saxophone, JUKKA BERG – tuba, PEKKA TYNI – piano, SEPPO TYNI – electric guitar, MIKKO LATVALA – electric bass, ILPO KALLIO – rummut, KAI HEINONEN – congas. Conducted by MARKKU KOKKO.
TAPIOLA BIG BAND, conducted by MARTTI LAPPALAINEN
Live at Liisankatu Studios, Helsinki. Live Broadcast on Channel Two, Wednesday, February 16th, 1977, 8 pm to 8.40 pm. Produced by YLE. Hosted by Jaakko Tahkolahti.
B1. BLACK MOTHER (11:51)
B2. YKSI RUUSU ON KASVANUT LAAKSOSSA (10:02)
ESKO HEIKKINEN, ESA KOPONEN, EERO LYTTINEN and MATTI RIIKONEN – trumpets, MATTI IIRAMO, PETRI JUUTILAINEN and JUHANI KOMULAINEN – trombones, TOM BILDO – bass trombone, JYRKI NUMMI and PENTTI LAHTI – alto saxophones, JUHA LEHTO and TEEMU SALMINEN – tenor saxophones,
PARONI PAAKKUNAINEN – baritone saxophone, JUKKA LINKOLA – piano (ELECTRIC?), PEKKA MESIMÄKI – electric guitar, ILKKA HANSKI – double bass (electric bass?), JUKKIS UOTILA – drums, MARKKU LUUKKANEN – congas and percussion. Conducted by MARTTI LAPPALAINEN.