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Premier Drum Night At Birdland

by Various Artists

Four top Finnish drummers with a small jazz group playing some of the tunes together, lots of drum solos. The drumming is on world top level!
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. All the Things You Are
Teppo Mäkynen
7:44 album only
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2. Night in Tunisia
Jari "Kepa" Kettunen
12:25 album only
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3. How High the Moon
Tapani "Nappi" Ikonen
6:21 album only
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4. Caravan
Tommi Rautiainen
10:00 album only
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5. Sticks
Teppo Mäkynen, Jari "Kepa" Kettunen, Tapani "Nappi" Ikonen & Tommi Rautiainen
13:46 album only
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6. Watermelon Man
Teppo Mäkynen, Tapani "Nappi" Ikonen, Tommi Rautiainen & Jari "Kepa" Kettunen
21:08 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is our version of another great evening for drummers! The album contains part of the evening, recorded live in the club Birdland, Turku, Finland. Each drummer plays one song with the assembled group, and the last set is played with all four drummers playing together. Over 70 minutes of swinging jazz, and more than 30 minutes with all four drummers!
The musicians:
Teppo Mäkynen, drums
Jari "Kepa" Kettunen, drums
Tapani "Nappi" Ikonen, drums
Tommi Rautiainen, drums
Manuel Dunkel, saxophone
Iiro Salmi, piano
Pasi Lyysaari, double bass
Jukka Perko, saxophone (tracks 5-6)

The recording is a stereo recording made live in front of an enthusiastic audience in 1998. This is the first time this recording has been released.

Drummer/drum collector Jorma MIkkeli (with Finland´s finest collection of vintage American drums) sent this review of the album:
"When the first track starts, there´s already a good feeling, because the situation and the room are heard on the recording. The instruments sound real, not a too clean material handled with the aid of studio gadgets, the live situation and sounds recorded just like they were. The songs are well known standards, but that is no problem; they are among the most played songs because they work. The year is 1998, Nappi is there as the older star, and Kepa, Teppo and Tommi younger at the time, but as drummers who already have earned their position in a strong way. The session is a unique moment in the history of Finnish master drumming, the level compared to the "world stars" differs only in world fame, as the skillful playing is amazing.
The recording is a fine document and tribute to Finnish knowhow in music; not only on the part of the drummers, but also concerning the the other members of the bands.
As I often say about agreeable recordings, "easy on the ears". Will be played many times in our cottage".

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