EDWARD VESALA

Avant-Garde Jazz / Progressive Big Band • Finland
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Born Martti Vesala, 15 February 1945, Mantyharju, Finland, d. 4 December 1999, Helsinki, Finland. Easily the most influential Finnish jazz musician of his generation, drummer-composer Vesala did not begin to play until he was 20 years old. Growing up in the middle of the Finnish forest, his only access to music was in the dancehalls of neighbouring villages where Nordic tango was available. After a season of playing for country dances he advanced rapidly through psychedelic rock and free jazz, then checked into Helsinki's Sibelius Academy for courses in orchestration, only to drop out impatiently after a year. He roamed through Asia in the early 70s, collecting instruments and soaking up local music in India, Bali and Java. In 1972 he formed a short-lived co-operative trio with Jan Garbarek and Arild Andersen (Triptykon), and in 1975 a more compatible quartet co-led with Tomasz Stanko.

By this point, Vesala's compositional direction was
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EDWARD VESALA Nana album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nana
Avant-Garde Jazz 1970
EDWARD VESALA I'm Here album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I'm Here
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
EDWARD VESALA Nan Madol album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Nan Madol
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
EDWARD VESALA Vesala / Sermilä / Hauta-aho / Honkanen / Helasvuo : Ode To Marilyn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vesala / Sermilä / Hauta-aho / Honkanen / Helasvuo : Ode To Marilyn
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
EDWARD VESALA Rodina album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rodina
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
EDWARD VESALA Satu album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Satu
Avant-Garde Jazz 1977
EDWARD VESALA Heavy Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heavy Life
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
EDWARD VESALA Neitsytmatka album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Neitsytmatka
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
EDWARD VESALA Mau-Mau album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mau-Mau
Avant-Garde Jazz 1982
EDWARD VESALA Kullervo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kullervo
Avant-Garde Jazz 1985
EDWARD VESALA Good Luck, Bad Luck (with UMO) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Good Luck, Bad Luck (with UMO)
Progressive Big Band 1985
EDWARD VESALA Lumi album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Lumi
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
EDWARD VESALA Afrikan Tähdet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afrikan Tähdet
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
EDWARD VESALA Ode to the Death of Jazz album cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
Ode to the Death of Jazz
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
EDWARD VESALA Invisible Storm album cover 4.09 | 3 ratings
Invisible Storm
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
EDWARD VESALA Edward Vesala Sound & Fury : Nordic Gallery album cover 4.09 | 3 ratings
Edward Vesala Sound & Fury : Nordic Gallery
Avant-Garde Jazz 1994

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