"Odysseus, Eero Koivistoinen's first proper jazz album, gets its title from the wandering spirit of its songs, traveling from one mood to another.
"The master of Finnish jazz and all-around composer Eero Koivistoinen turns 70 on January 13th. Svart Records celebrates the occasion by reissuing his first ever album, Valtakunta, on vinyl.
This one was totally unknown to me but I once I heard it I knew I had to stock it. Eero Koivistoinen is a well regarded Finnish sax player. In 1976 he uncharacteristically made this blazing fusion album.
3rd Version was recorded around the same time as Wahoo! but with a different lineup. The results are equally satisfying. The lineup for this one is like a Finnish jazz all-star session.
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