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UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra

Beauty and the Beast


Cover photo: Leif Öster / YLE ; Design: Sami Hokkanen

Album information

PerformerUMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra
LabelUMO Productions

Compilation co-produced by Umo Jazz Orchestra, YLE Culture/Music programs and Provisual Ltd.
Ececutive producers: Jari Hyttinen, Tuomas Noreila
Produced for release: Juha Nikulainen
Assistant producer: Veli-Pekka Heinonen
Production manager: Sami Hokkanen
CD-mastering: Esa Santonen, DER


Beauty and the Beast

UMO plays the Music of 
LIVE & STUDIO 1977-2004

The album consists of compositions by Pekka Pohjola performed by UMO and recorded by YLE. It covers almost 25 years from the middle of the 70s to the year 2000 premiered commission work “Us”. In addition to these, as a bonus track, it includes a version of the finale of “Us”, recorded in 2004. The album comes with a great booklet with introductions and information of the musicians and the zeitgeist. In addition to Pekka Pohjola it features over 50 Finnish, top-notch musicians.


  1. The Plot Thickens [aka Nykivä keskustelu tuntemattoman kanssa]Pekka Pohjola
  2. Dancing in the DarkPekka Pohjola
  3. SampoliiniPekka Pohjola, Seppo Tyni
  4. Imppu’s Tango Pekka Pohjola
  5. Beauty and the Beast Pekka Pohjola
  6. Metropolitan [aka Us, part 1]Pekka Pohjola
  7. Views [aka Us, part 2]Pekka Pohjola
  8. Us [aka Us, part 3] Pekka Pohjola
  9. Us [aka Us, part 3]Pekka Pohjola