Bianca Morales & UMO Jazz Orchestra & Beem Jazz Combo
Unelmaloma Roomassa CD
is the original Finnish edition of “When in Rome” is full of swinging, rhythmic, romantic and whimsical original compositions by Bianca and her writing partner, Maria Parr, with some music composed by American composer/musician Larry Price and by Finnish composer/musician Klaus Roos.
The English lyrics, based on Maria’s original Finnish lyrics, are written by Judy Lamppu, a native Los Angelino. This CD is considered to be a tribute to the great jazz classics of the fifties and sixties, with wonderful arrangements by Sven Nygård.
Bianca Morales – half Afro-Cuban, half Finnish – is a renowned recording and performing jazz vocalist and composer. At the age of 14, she had already started her jazz career, both singing and recording with Grani Big Band. Bianca was well-established by the age of 18 after winning MTV 3’s (one of Finland’s main national TV channels) Spring Tune Contest in 1984 with an original composition that she co-wrote, a reggae tune titled “Our Party.” Bianca continues to be a full-time jazz performer continuing a busy performance schedule, both in Finland and many other countries around the world including the U.S. As she spends more and more months in her second home in Los Angeles, her local fan base is growing rapidly.
The UMO Jazz Orchestra is nowadays regarded as one of the Europe’s leading big bands. It has made numerous concert tours a.o. a great European tour with Natalie Cole. Amongst conductors and soloists are legendary jazz artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Evans, Joe Williams and Michael Brecker.
The Beem Jazz Combo features leading Finnish jazz musicians and from the USA composer, saxophonist Larry Price.
- Music Larry Price, orig. lyric Maria Parr, English lyric Judy Lamppu, arr. Sven Nygård Music ja orig. lyric Bianca Morales & Maria Parr, English lyric Judy Lamppu, arr. Sven Nygård * Music Klaus Roos, orig. lyric Maria Parr, English lyric Judy Lamppu, arr. Lasse Hirvi
All songs: © 2003 Beem Publishing Producer: 2003 Beem Records BMPCD03001 ISRC-codes: FI-BMP-03-00001-13
UMO Jazz Orchestra: Trumpets: Jan Kohlin Timo Paasonen Mikko Pettinen Teemu Mattsson
Trombones: Antti Rissanen Mikko Mustonen Pekka Laukkanen Mikael Långbacka
Saxophones: Olli Ojajärvi Pekka Pylkkänen Mikko Mäkinen Teemu Salminen Pertti “Pepa” Päivinen
Grand Piano: Jarmo Savolainen Bass: Ville Huolman Drums: Mikko Hassinen
Musical Producer for UMO: Markku Veijonsuo
Beem Jazz Combo: Grand Piano & keys: Lasse Hirvi Bass: Timo Tuppurainen Guitars: Jari “Heinä” Nieminen Drums & Percussion: Jari “Kepa” Kettunen Violin: Mikko-Ville Luolajan-Mikkola Tenor Saxophone: Sven Nygård Alto & Soprano Saxophone: Larry Price Trumpet and Flugel Horn: Tero Saarti
Producers: Bianca Morales & Merja Partanen
Sound engineer & mix: Martin Brushane / Studio Brushane Oy, Helsinki
Mastering: Petri Sihvonen / Måndag Oy, Helsinki
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