EERO KOIVISTOINEN

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Eero Koivistoinen (b. Jan 13, 1946), one of the most renowned Finnish jazz musicians of all times, entered the music life of Finland in the mid-1960s. Koivistoinen received the very first Georgie Award (1967) of the newly founded Finnish Jazz Federation. Since then, Koivistoinen has won several competitions for musicians and composers both abroad and in Finland. In the early 1970s Koivistoinen studied in the Sibelius Academy and Berklee School of Music in Boston, USA. Koivistoinen has been rewarded with a 15-year government grant for artists. Koivistoinen is one of the UMO’s founder members. He was appointed Artistic Director of the UMO for a two-year period (1996 – 98). As a conductor, he is appreciated also outside Finland; he has conducted in countries such as Germany, Norway, Denmark, Hungary, Estonia, Lithuania, Iceland and South Africa. Koivistoinen’s sizeable list of works includes hundreds of works, instrumental music for ensembles of various sizes, and vocal read more...
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EERO KOIVISTOINEN Discography

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EERO KOIVISTOINEN Valtakunta album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Valtakunta
Post Bop 1968
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Odysseus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Odysseus
Post Bop 1969
EERO KOIVISTOINEN For Children album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Children
Post Bop 1970
EERO KOIVISTOINEN The Original Sin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Original Sin
Post Bop 1971
EERO KOIVISTOINEN 3rd Version album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
3rd Version
Fusion 1973
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen Music Society ‎: Wahoo! album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Eero Koivistoinen Music Society ‎: Wahoo!
Fusion 1973
EERO KOIVISTOINEN The Front Is Breaking album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Front Is Breaking
Fusion 1976
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Labyrinth album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Labyrinth
Post Bop 1977
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen & New Music Orchestra (UMO) : Sea Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eero Koivistoinen & New Music Orchestra (UMO) : Sea Suite
Fusion 1983
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen & UMO : Ultima Thule album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eero Koivistoinen & UMO : Ultima Thule
Fusion 1983
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Picture In Three Colours album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Picture In Three Colours
Fusion 1984
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Kallista on ja halvalla menee album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kallista on ja halvalla menee
Fusion 1988
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Altered Things album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Altered Things
Post Bop 1992
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Dialog album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dialog
Fusion 1995
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Sometime Ago album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sometime Ago
Fusion 1999
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen & Senegalese Drums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eero Koivistoinen & Senegalese Drums
World Fusion 2000
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Helium album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Helium
Fusion 2001
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen Quartet Plays Finnish Folksongs - Utu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eero Koivistoinen Quartet Plays Finnish Folksongs - Utu
World Fusion 2001
EERO KOIVISTOINEN X-Ray album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
X-Ray
Funk Jazz 2006
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen / Juvenalia Choir ‎: Tästäkö-Tästäkö - Works For Mixed Voices A Cappella By Eero Koivistoinen album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eero Koivistoinen / Juvenalia Choir ‎: Tästäkö-Tästäkö - Works For Mixed Voices A Cappella By Eero Koivistoinen
Jazz Related Improv/Composition 2014
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen Quartet : Hati Hati album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Eero Koivistoinen Quartet : Hati Hati
Post Bop 2015
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen & Umo Jazz Orchestra : Arctic Blues album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Eero Koivistoinen & Umo Jazz Orchestra : Arctic Blues
Big Band 2016
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen Quartet ‎: Illusion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eero Koivistoinen Quartet ‎: Illusion
Post Bop 2017

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EERO KOIVISTOINEN Jappa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jappa
Post Bop 1967
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Muusa Ja Ruusa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muusa Ja Ruusa
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1971
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Boots & Roots album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Boots & Roots
Fusion 2002

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EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen Quartet at Belmont Jazz Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eero Koivistoinen Quartet at Belmont Jazz Club
Post Bop 1978
EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen Quartet feat. Philip Catherine : 1974 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eero Koivistoinen Quartet feat. Philip Catherine : 1974
Fusion 2017

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EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen Music Society ‎: Wahoo!

Album · 1973 · Fusion
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Sean Trane
The present album is a bit of an electric UFO is Koivistoinen’s generally acoustic discography, a bit of a one-shot, made from an sudden urge to investigate and the line-up assembled never played a single gig outside these studio sessions. Recorded on the tail end of 72 and released the following year on the Discophon label, the album features a double guitarist, double bassist, double Rhodes players, double drummers and double percussionist line-up with assorted horn players, on top of Eero’s own lead sax. This double everything was intently done to allow for complex compositions and funky interplay. Interestingly enough during these Wahoo! Recording sessions (lasting almost a month), another album was recorded and released (Third Version) and it was much more acoustic. An interesting semi-erotic but futuristic (for then) artwork also intrigues the eyes as well.

The huge majority of the album is a bit derived from a funk-rock-jazz that Miles developed with On The Corner and some of Traffic’s Low Spark Shootout longer numbers with slightly dissonant passages, but this Wahoo! is probably more accessible than Miles of Traffic jams, with better-drawn solo parts. The six instrumental tracks (three aside) are ranging from nearly 5 to almost 11-mins, and all features fairly up-tempoed rhythms, except for the slower 7 Up track which is more experimental and dissonant, a bit like an intro that never outroes and segues logically into 6 Down, which returns to the general album canvas. The album-longest Suite 19 opening the flipside starts opens gently on flutes and sax and takes its sweet time to slowly climb up the fusion ladder with a pulsing bass and funky guitar and wild traffic-styled congas, while the shorter Bells track is a slower reflective mood as well. The closing title tracks hovers sonically between some light Mwandishi and some pre-Head Hunters.

Quite an excellent one-shot album from a usually-acoustic jazzman, designed to please fusionheads, but it’s not like it’s anything essential to a discotheque, but it can be seen as a nice consolidation brick of your JR/F section.

EERO KOIVISTOINEN Eero Koivistoinen Music Society ‎: Wahoo!

Album · 1973 · Fusion
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snobb
The best funky fusion album ever recorded by Finnish musician,seriously!

Eero Koivistoinen have released some acoustic jazz albums before "Wahoo!", but there he switched to very intensive electric sound,influenced by American leading fusion musicians of that time.Eero plays electric soprano sax with support of groovy rhythm section (two bassists and two drummers), 4-pieces horn section, keyboardist,two guitarists and two percussionists! Solid,almost rock-heavy in a moments sound is full of funkiness.

Eero uses wah-wah pedal and Variton connected amplified soprano sax, and in combination with fuzzy bass,distorted Rhodes and wah-wah guitars growls album's music reminds all electric Miles,early McLaughlin and Weather Report music at the same time.

Absolutely exciting evidence of golden era early 70s fusion, this album was for years collectors wet dream, while released on vinyl only in Finland in 1973 (the original Lp issue was only 600 copies!). Re-released by Whatmusic on CD for the first time in 2000 only it became much more accessible, but still stays on the shade.

Highly recommended for every early fusion fan - this album is of the same musical quality as leading genre's album are!

EERO KOIVISTOINEN Altered Things

Album · 1992 · Post Bop
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Possibly not every jazz fan knows, but Finnish jazz scene was extremely active and of very high class during late 60s - early 70s. Plenty of jazz clubs,regular concerts of world leading jazz artists and very inspired atmosphere between young domestic musicians and bands.From 1969 to 1972 or 1973 there are some excellent world class fusion albums, recorded by young Finnish jazz musicians. Leading names of that wave were Pekka Pohjola,Jukka Tolonen and Eero Koivistoinen. Fusion fever got burned very soon, but Finnish jazz scene saved excellent jazz school and jazz lovers culture in general for decades.Leading jazz artists of that time continued their musical career, possibly no more as super stars of young generation, but as excellent musicians on local and international jazz scene.

Two decades later leading Finnish reeds player Eero Koivistoinen recorded possibly his strongest release for almost twenty years - Altered Things. Almost all collaborators on this album are highest class American post-fusion musicians, including such names as drummer Jack DeJohnette, trumpeter Randy Brecker or guitarist John Scofield. The only other non-American musician besides of Eero himself is leading Norwegian keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft (presented on 3 tracks). Album was recorded in New Yourk as well and its sound represent fantastic combination of American jazz tradition (read - electric period Miles Davis,etc) and Nordic clear and precise sound.

All compositions but two are Koivistoinen's and represent mainly post-fusion's era neo-bop.Crystal sound, reeds soloing perfection, compositions, varied in tunes and rhythmical structure all are just best contemporary post-bop could be find!And possibly one more important ingredient - this album sounds as recorded in mid 90s, but by its inspiration comes from late 60s!

Listen to this release if you're disappointed in modern (in moments secondary and boring) post-bop and you will feel the taste to that genre again!

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