Old Time Jazz-CD

"Old Time Jazz", OTJBCD-1


In 1995, the band happened to hear Finnish vocalist Pirjo Bergström singing the role of Billie Holiday's mother in a jazz musical in Helsinki. Having long sought a vocalist of their own, they listened for a while and knew then that the search was over. They knew that Pirjo's intensity, sensitivity, diversity and vocal power would make her the perfect soloist for them. She was duly invited to prove them right and happily agreed to do just that.
Her arrival has brought new depth and content to the music of the Old Time Jazz Band, as this CD amply attest. Equally at home singing jazz, gospel or Afro-American spiritual, Pirjo Berström's way with a song simply enhances the feel-good factor in the musicians around her as it does in listeners who like their music the way it was in the "good old days".

This CD consists of tunes recorded in the year the band celebrated it's 40th anniversary, 1997. Pirjo Bergström had been with the band already a couple of years and the program with her expanded to many dozens. In addition to vocal tunes there are six instrumentals showing the band's ensemble capabilities during this era.

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND:
Pertti Mustonen; co, Tapani Renkonen; cl & ss(*, Jouko Keskimäki; tb, Pekka Perjo; p,
Juhani Piha; bjo, Jussi Valto; tuba, Seet Jaakola; drms
Vantaa, Vernissa, 9.5.1997

1

DANS LES RUES D'ANTIBES (* SIDNEY BECHET 3:26

4

LAZY DADY LaROCCA - SHIELDS - RAGAS 3:16

7

MINSTRELS OF ANNIE STREET TURK MURPHY 3:44

10

TERRIBLE BLUES CLARENCE WILLIAMS 3:09

13

LIVERY STABLE BLUES LOPEZ - NUNEZ - LEE 2:46

16

RENT PARTY BLUES (* HODGES - ELLINGTON 4:32

OLD TIME JAZZ BAND:
Pertti Mustonen; co, Tapani Renkonen; cl & ss(*, Jouko Keskimäki; tb, Pekka Perjo; p, Juhani Piha; bjo, Jussi Valto; tuba, Seet Jaakola; drms, Pirjo Bergström, vocal
Vantaa, Vernissa, 9.5.1997

2

DOCTOR JAZZ OLIVER - MELROSE 3:56

3

WININ' BOY BLUES MORTON 6:33

5

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS (* ALTER - DeLANGE 6:11

6

BLUES MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME SWANSTROM - McCARRON - MORGAN 4:22

8

BLACK AND BLUE (* THOMAS WALLER 5:23

9

I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER F. AHLERT 4:24

11

RED HOT MAMA WELLS - COOPER - ROSE 4:18

12

GEORGIA ON MY MIND HOAGY CARMICHAEL 6:05

14

GOD BLESS' THE CHILD B. HOLIDAY - A. HERTZOG JR. 7:03

15

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' THOMAS WALLER 4:32

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