SUHKAN UHKA - "The Finnish Avant Garde All Stars"
Uhka has released a CD "Suhka"
in spring 2003
It was released by TUM Records
The band is not quite the same as it was in 2000
But it is still as great!
the music is composed by
Hytti & Takamäki
From left: Jukka Gustafsson (voice & assorted percussion), Uffe Krokfors (bass), Raoul Björkenheim (guitar), Tom Nekljudov (drums), Antti Hytti (bass), Karri Koivukoski (viola), Jone Takamäki (saxophone), Matti Riikonen (trumpet), Juhani Aaltonen (saxophone - barely visible) and Jorma Tapio (clarinet & saxophone). Not seen in the picture: Jarmo Savolainen (keyboards) and Seppo Kantonen (piano)
This group has played live a few times and are such a fresh appearance on the Finnish music scene I hope everyone hears them and demands to buy their records (which do not exist!!). I saw them at the Tampere Jazz Happening and with their blend of original compositions(Takamäki & Hytti), Keith Jarrett ("Mortgage on My Soul" - a particular old favourite of mine), Stevie Wonder etc. they gave the best performance of the year (2000 that is).