Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Eero Koivistoinen - 1970 - For Children

Eero Koivistoinen 
For Children

01. Five Blue Tones    
02. For Children I    
03. For Children II    
04. For Children III    
05. Bitter-sweet    
06. Folk Song    
07. Boots & Roots    
08. Roots & Boots    

Bass – Pekka Sarmanto
Drums – Esko Rosnell
Guitar – Attila Berger, Jukka Tolonen
Piano, Electric Piano – Don Bane, Eero Ojanen, Pentti Hietanen
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Arranged By, Written-By – Eero Koivistoinen
Trumpet – Mike Koskinen

A classic album from legendary Finnish sax player Eero Koivistoinen. For Children was a step to the new decade. Jazz funk had landed in Finland and Eero's new band Music Society employed Jukka Tolonen for guitar. It's relaxed yet funky rimshot-laden rhythm backs Eero's sax solo and make the track a unique jazz dance masterpiece very much in the vein of the best MPS-releases. The track is accompanied with Roots & Boots, a short epilogue that reworks the beautiful main theme.


The first published recording of Eero Koivistoinen and Edward Vesala, from 1967. 

Transferred from an original copy of the 7" EP.

Tracks and timings:

A: Jappa
B1: OK Song
B2: Spanish Lady & Lovable Miss P.


Eero Koivistoinen - alto saxophone
Pekka Sarmanto - bass
Martti "Edward" Vesala - drums
Pekka Tirkkonen - congas (B1)
Jarmo Vainio & Veli-Pekka Räsänen - cello (B2)


  1. http://filefactory.com/file/1awgrqykvwit/1920.rar

  2. conocí su música en el programa El Jazz, Su Historia y Sus Intérpretes, que hacía Horacio Hernández (padre) en CMBF en la 2da mitad de los años 70. eran LPs que Paquito D´Rivera había traido del viaje de Irakere a Europa, y cosas que llegaban por otras vías y el gran Horacio las radiaba. Muy bueno.