V.A. - LOVE JAZZ 1966-1977 (CD)


"The repertory of Love Records is legendary in its scope, including experimental (and even electronic) underground, Finnish-Swedish ring dance songs, jazz, pop, folk, rock, prog, political songs, and punk. The first releases did not climb very high on the charts, but financial quick wins were hardly the main motive of the idealistic record label execs. During the first years, prominent members of the increasingly radical Finnish avant-garde participated in productions, including famous names from the fields of music, theater, film and literature. Jazz musicians were present at studio sessions already in the early years, but the actual jazz records were mainly produced at the end of the 1960s, and from 1974 to 1977, when Love Records was living its heyday, and had grown into a fairly large company. When glancing through the list of people who contributed on the jazz recordings, one could just as well be reading the best of Who's Who in Finnish Jazz: Erik Lindström, Christian Schwindt, Otto Donner, Eero Koivistoinen, Olli Ahvenlahti, Reino Laine, Mike Koskinen, Juhani Aaltonen, Pekka Sarmanto, Edward Vesala, Pekka Pöyry, Seppo "the Baron" Paakkunainen, Esko Rosnell, Tapani Tamminen, Esko Linnavalli. It might actually be easier to list who didn't record for Love Records. In spite of this fact, and considering the musical background of the founders, Love Records published surprisingly few jazz albums. However, what lacks in quantity is made up for in quality. Love Jazz 1966-1977 is not aiming to be an inclusive cross-section of the jazz produced by Love Records, but focuses instead on some of the more swinging pieces. The compilation contains established jazz classics, a few lesser known, but all the more lively pieces, and a couple of rare treasures." (label info)
in stock | US| 2008| LOVE RECORDS/SIBONEY | 14.80


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