Eero Koivistoinen

Born: January 13, 1946    Primary Instrument: Reeds

Eero Koivistoinen

Eero Koivistoinen (born January 13, 1946), one of the all-time greats in Finnish jazz and saxophone, arrived in the Finnish jazz scene in the mid-60s. Ever since, he has been one of the most distinguished and trusted jazz musicians in Finland. He is known for his versatility and creativeness, his tastes ranging from pithy jazz solos to large-scale orchestral works.

Eero Koivistoinen’s interest in music began at an early age, his first choices being classical and the violin. At sixteen, the violin was put aside in favour of the alto saxophone. Later on he switched to the tenor and soprano saxophones. Barely in his twenties, Koivistoinen was already a familiar face in Helsinki’s burgeoning jazz clubs. At that time he was studying at the Sibelius Academy: saxophone with Eero Linnala and composition with the famous Aulis Sallinen....
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Blues Section - 1967
Valtakunta - 1968
Odysseus - 1969
For Children - 1970
Original Sin - 1971
Muusa ja Ruusa - 1971
Wahoo! - 1972 Zone - 1999
3rd Version - 1973
Front Is Breaking - 1976
Labyrinth - 1977 Timbila 2002
Live at Belmont Jazz Club - 1977
Ultima Thule - 1983
Picture in Three Colours - 1983
Sea Suite - 1983
UMO Plays the Music of Koivistoinen and Linkola - 1985
Kallista on ja halvalla menee - 1988
Pahan Kukkia - 1990
Altered Things - 1992
Dialog - 1995
UMO Jazz Orchestra - 1997
Electrifying Miles - 1997
Senegalese Drums - 1998
Helium - 1999
Some Time Ago - 1999
Mozambique Relief - 2000
UTU - 2001
Venancio Mbande Orchestra - 2001
Suomalainen - 2003
Galaxy - 2003
The Five Corners Quintet - 2005
X-Ray - 2006
Lennosta kii! - 2007

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