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Edward Vesala

dr, perc, 1945-1999 FI, Mäntyharju
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Martti Vesala Iivana Nyhtänköljä Pimeä Komppi

Edward Vesala (15 February 1945 – 4 December 1999), born Martti Vesala, was a Finnish avant-garde jazz composer, bandleader and drummer.Born in Mäntyharju, he began as a drummer playing jazz and rock in the 1960s, among all in such bands as the early line-up of Blues Section and Apollo. In the 1970s, he led his own jazz groups, led a quartet with Polish trumpet player Tomasz Stańko and sax player Tomasz Szukalski, played with Toto Blanke's Electric Circus, and recorded with Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek. In the 1980s and 1990s, Vesala recorded several albums of his own compositions exhibiting a unique style that combines jazz, classical music, tango, and folk music with his own group Sound & Fury, which was an ensemble of about ten players made up mostly of Vesala's students. Prominen

     
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Flute
  • Vibraphone
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • World
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
J.E.V. on Triptykon by Jan Garbarek, Arild Andersen & Edward Vesala
Duet on Balladyna by Tomasz Stańko
First Song on Balladyna by Tomasz Stańko
Tale on Balladyna by Tomasz Stańko
Balladyna on Balladyna by Tomasz Stańko
Num on Balladyna by Tomasz Stańko
Rim on Triptykon by Jan Garbarek, Arild Andersen & Edward Vesala
Last Song on Balladyna by Tomasz Stańko
Nan Madol on Nan Madol by Edward Vesala
The Way Of.... on Nan Madol by Edward Vesala

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Jazz Liisa 17Juhani Aaltonen, Esa Helasvuo, Teppo Hauta-aho, Edward Vesala2018Album
Jazz Liisa Live In Studio 17 / 18Juhani Aaltonen, Esa Helasvuo, Teppo Hauta-aho, Edward Vesala, Edward Vesala Ensemble2018Compil.
Lill'LisaKari Heinilä / Severi Pyysalo / Ulf Krokfors / Edward Vesala2003Album
Ode To The Death Of JazzEdward Vesala1990Album
Afrikan TähdetEdward Vesala1989Album
LumiEdward Vesala1987Album
KullervoEdward Vesala1985Album
Bad Luck, Good LuckEdward Vesala1985Album
Tea For FourCharlie Mariano, Edward Vesala, Arild Andersen, Jasper Van't Hof1984Album
NeitsytmatkaEdward Vesala / Irina Milan / Pepe Willberg1982Album
Heavy LifeEdward Vesala1980Album
OpenGerd Dudek / Buschi Niebergall / Edward Vesala1979Album
RodinaEdward Vesala1977Album
SatuEdward Vesala1977Album
Nan MadolEdward Vesala1974Album
TWETTomasz Stańko, Tomasz Szukalski, Edward Vesala, Peter Warren1974Album
Ode To MarilynEdward Vesala / Jarmo Sermilä / Teppo Hauta-aho / Antero Honkanen / Mikael Helasvuo1974Album
Hot LottaPeter Brötzmann / Juhani Aaltonen / Peter Kowald / Edward Vesala1973Album
TriptykonJan Garbarek / Arild Andersen / Edward Vesala1973Album
I'm HereEdward Vesala1973Album
Yksi, Kaksi, Kolme, Neljä Soul JumppaaEdward Vesala / Soulset1969Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership.
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