In 2013 I’ll introduce a new big band program which is inspired by the music of Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley, recorded originally in 1961. Arranger Erno Tiittanen has created a fresh interpretation with new flavours – cool rhythmic grooves, intensity of tones and when the band plays tutti – they really get wings and fly.
Arricone Big Band is a brand new collaboration amongst the top Finnish jazz musicians, led by arranger and conductor Erno Tiittanen. The new program is also featuring a special guest – the ultimate vibraphone virtuoso Riku Niemi. The album release concert will be held on September 22, in Savoy Theatre in Helsinki.
The program includes: * A Sleepin’ Bee * Dat Dere * Happy Talk * Jeannine * Little Unhappy Boy * Mercy Mercy Mercy * Never Say Yes * Never Will I Marry * Save Your Love For Me * Teaneck * The Masquarade Is Over * The Old Country * The Turnaround * Unit 7 * Work Song *
Album released by Hub Productions: Reija Lang & Arricone Big Band, with special guest Riku Niemi.
Conductor: Erno Tiittanen
Vocals: Reija Lang
Saxophone: Ari Jokelainen, William Suvanne, Roope Löflund, Jukka Uljas, Mikko Innanen
Trumpet: Teemu Mattsson, Mikko Koponen, Mikko Pettinen, Janne Toivonen
Trombone: Antti Rissanen, Jay Kortehisto, Heikki Tuhkanen, Juho Viljanen
Rhythm Section: Jari Kanninen (piano), Timo Tuppurainen (double bass), Teemu Eronen (drums)
Also featuring Riku Niemi (vibraphone) and Mongo Aaltonen (percussion)