Sunday, June 19, 2016

Esko Linnavalli Sextet ‎"Finnish Design" 1973

This LP was recorded in Helsinki, Finland in late 1972 and released 1973 by the finnish jazz musician, arranger, conductor and producer Esko Linnavalli. The players on Finnish Design was the most renowned musicians in Finland at the time - Jukka Tolonen, Eiro Koivistonen, Esko Rosnell, Seppo Paakunainen along with the two swedes Lars-Urban Helje and Bertil Löfgren. The music is a often laid back and groovy mix of jazz, funk, folklore and fusion. The result is actually one of the grooviest efforts from Finland ever!