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Leivonen lumimyrskyssä: Celebrating the Music of Toivo Kärki (Remastered Expanded Edition)

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Some of Finnish legendary composer Toivo Kärki's (1915-92) best songs, interpreted by the greatest Finnish artists. This is an expanded edition with 13 bonus tracks including original recordings from the 1940s and 50s.
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1. Souvaripoika
Tapio Rautavaara
4:26 $0.99
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2. Leivonen lumimyrskyssä
Sanni Orasmaa & Mika Pohjola
2:29 $0.99
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3. Haastattelu: Jazz
Toivo Kärki
0:34 $0.99
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4. Nuori Sydän
Eeppi Ursin & Mika Pohjola
4:55 $0.99
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5. Tuopin jäljet
Tapio Rautavaara
6:16 $0.99
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6. Soita hiljaa, kitarain
Eeppi Ursin & Henrik Lamberg
4:26 $0.99
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7. Haastattelu: Molli ja duuri
Toivo Kärki
0:37 $0.99
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8. Koivun alla kello kahdeksan
Eeppi Ursin & Mika Pohjola
4:17 $0.99
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9. Toivematka
Sanni Orasmaa
4:20 $0.99
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10. Hiukan haikeaa
Tapio Rautavaara
3:31 $0.99
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11. Haastattelu: Inspiraatio
Toivo Kärki
0:45 $0.99
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12. Sininen hetki
Eeppi Ursin & Mika Pohjola
5:57 $0.99
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13. Päivän kehrä
Sanni Orasmaa
1:57 $0.99
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14. Onni, jonka annoin pois
Eeppi Ursin & Mika Pohjola
5:56 $0.99
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15. Haastattelu: Kasettinauhuri
Toivo Kärki
0:19 $0.99
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16. Counting the Cost
Eeppi Ursin & Mika Pohjola
3:27 $0.99
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17. Kom så stilla
Tapio Rautavaara
4:13 $0.99
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18. Eron hetki on kaunis
Eeppi Ursin & Sanni Orasmaa
5:03 $0.99
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19. Haastattelu: Palstajakkara
Toivo Kärki
0:42 $0.99
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20. Lauluni aiheet
Sanni Orasmaa & Mika Pohjola
4:20 $0.99
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21. Eron hetki on kaunis (Remasteroitu)
Henry Theel
2:50 $0.99
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22. Hiukan haikeaa (Remasteroitu)
Kauko Käyhkö
2:52 $0.99
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23. Haastattelu: Kantaa ottavia iskelmiä
Toivo Kärki
1:16 $0.99
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24. Kom så stilla (Ursprunglig inspelning)
Henry Theel
3:00 $0.99
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25. Sininen hetki (Remasteroitu)
Metrotytöt
2:47 $0.99
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26. Haastattelu: Kesämökki
Toivo Kärki
2:12 $0.99
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27. Lauluni aiheet (Remasteroitu)
Tapio Rautavaara
3:02 $0.99
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28. Soita hiljaa, kitarain (Remasteroitu)
Erkki Junkkarinen
2:39 $0.99
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29. Haastattelu: Musiikin lajit
Toivo Kärki
1:59 $0.99
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30. Souvaripoikia (Remasteroitu)
Reino Helismaa
2:38 $0.99
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31. Haastattelu: Sävellyksen synty
Toivo Kärki
0:47 $0.99
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32. Rekiretki
Eeppi Ursin & Mika Pohjola
2:27 $0.99
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33. Helkkää pienet tiu'ut
Eeppi Ursin & Mika Pohjola
2:30 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Leivonen Lumimyrskyssä [A Lark in the Snowstorm] is a documentary as well as musical experience by pianist and composer Mika Pohjola, who lived in New York 1995-2012 while producing this album. A large roster of players in multiple ensembles perform the songs; the album also contains several interview snippets with composer and bandleader Toivo Kärki (1915-92). Kärki's interest in jazz began after hearing Louis Armstrong's 1920s recordings. Plans to move to the United States were abandoned when he was drafted into service during World War II. 'Kärki used very sophisticated melodic and harmonic ideas in all his compositions and arrangements,' Pohjola writes in his liner notes. 'My arrangements on this record are somewhat out of the ordinary, yet they convey an idea of the strength of Toivo Kärki's music; his compositions preserve their character even when expressed in a musical style far away from the original.' " -Mark Sabbatini, All About Jazz

After the wartime in the mid-forties, Toivo Kärki had to hide his interest in big band swing music, but he never abandoned it. He was a realist though, and preferred to place his musical talent in the service of the general public, so eager for uplifting entertainment after the demanding war years. Nevertheless, Kärki used very sophisticated melodic and harmonic ideas in all his compositions and arrangements. This is why his compositions are a challenge for modern authors working on new versions of these old songs. This album, A Lark in the Snowstorm, combines the versatility of his compositions, his musical preferences and his aspirations, adapted into a modern expression of music. The title piece is the second earliest of Kärki's existing compositions, a true reflection of the many turns in his life. Only those who were more familiar with him knew that basically he was a sensitive artist - like a lark. On the other hand they knew that he was a persevering fighter, who had to struggle against the odds throughout most of his professional career. He never gave up, not even in an icy snowstorm. The compositions of Toivo Kärki (1915-1992), at least the best of them, can be characterized with the exacting word 'quality'. The basis for his musical thought was his keen interest in jazz, which started as early as 1928 when he heard Louis Armstrong on record. After winning an international contest for new compositions, arranged by the Rhythm magazine in 1939, Kärki planned to move to the United States. History, however, decided otherwise: the Finnish Winter War (against the Soviet Union) broke out and Kärki was sent to the front like thousands of others.

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