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Upon First Impression

Saku Mantere

Label: Orchard of Pomegranates
Released: 2022
Duration: 00:50:32
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1. And Death Shall Have No Dominion (Saku Mantere / Dylan Thomas) 05:50 2. Time (Tom Waits) 06:06 3. Wedding Poem (Saku Mantere / Norman Cristofoli) 03:36 4. Building You, Building Me (Saku Mantere) 04:05 5. Open Secrets (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson / Neil Peart) 06:57 6. Radio Silence (Saku Mantere) 05:07 7. I Think It’s Time to Say Goodbye Again (Stanley Cowell / Debby Randolph) 05:51 8. Countdown (John Coltrane / Saku Mantere) 04:41 9. The Professional (Saku Mantere) 03:47 10. Leap of Faith (Saku Mantere) 04:36


Saku Mantere
voice / vocals
Lex French
Jim Doxas
Jussi Lampela
composer / conductor
Jukka Eskola
Pope Puolitaival
saxophone, alto
Jussi Kannaste
Markus Holkko
saxophone, baritone
Ville Herrala
bass, acoustic
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb
voice / vocals
Jennifer Gasoi
voice / vocals

Additional Personnel / Information

Jukka Eskola, Flugelhorn Pope Puolitaival, Flute

Album Description

Ten songs about love, loss, impermanence and growth. Performed by jazz vocalist and composer Saku Mantere with a nonet consisting from the Helsinki jazz scene, conducted by Jussi Lampela, and the Kate Wyatt Quartet from Montréal.

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Upon First Impression

Orchard of Pomegranates


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