Edward Vesala from 'Nan Madol' - 1974 Edward Vesala

drummer, composer, bandleader

was born 1945 in Mäntyharju, Finland as Martti Vesala. He began recording in the late 60s, and adopted the name Edward shortly thereafter.

He died December 4, 1999.

EDWARD VESALA DISCOGRAPHY
compiled by Dan Kurdilla : updated January 16, 2011

Note: This discography is 'unofficial'; I have no contact information for any musician mentioned herein.

Where a title is given in blue, details have been taken directly from a copy of the recording. Details for recordings with red titles are less certain; I welcome additions and corrections. E-mail with any info you'd like to provide.

M. A. Numminen: Laula Jälleen Eteenpäin! NG-99 (Finland) [EP]
   
  1. Naiseni kanssa eduskuntatalon puistossa (Mononen/Paakkunainen/Numminen)  
  2. Rakastuneessa ihmisessä (Numminen/Paakkunainen)  
  3. Nuoren aviomiehen on syytä muistaa (Numminen/Gronow)  
  4. Laki epäsiveellisten julkaisujen levittämisen ekäisemisestä 28.1.1927 (Gronow/Asetus)  

recorded August 19-20, 1966

on 1, 2: M. A. Numminen, voice; Kai Backlund, trumpet; Seppo Paakkunainen, flute; Risto Pensola, clarinet, tenor saxophone; Pekka Sarmanto, violin; Juhani Vilkki, guitar; Jan Uhlenius, harmonica, organ; Teppo Hauta-aho, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

on 3, 4: M. A. Numminen, voice; Pekka Pöyry, alto saxophone; Stanley Lindroos, tenor saxophone; Pekka Gronow, guitar; Pekka Airaksinen, organ; Sebastian Nurmi, bass guitar; Anssi Pethman, drums

Eero Koivistoinen: Jappa JATP 1 (Finland) [EP]
   
  1. Jappa  
  2. O.K. Song  
  3. Spanish Song / Lovable Miss P  

Note: Track 2 has been reissued on the compilation Julkaisemattomat Vol. 8. (See immediately below for more details.)

recorded January 1967, Dipoli, Espoo, Finland

Eero Koivistoinen, alto saxophone; Pekka Sarmanto, bass; Edward Vesala, drums; Pekka Tirkkanen, percussion on 2; Veli-Pekka Räsänen, Jarmo Vainio, cello on 3

various artists: Julkaisemattomat Vol. 8, 1966-69 Siboney SIBCD 13 (Finland) [CD]
   
  4. O.K. Song (Eero Koivistoinen) 4:59
  9. Junnu's Mood (Juhani Aaltonen) 5:28

Note: This 2001 CD is a compilation of Finnish jazz recorded 1966-1969. Track 4 was originally issued on Eero Koivistoinen: Jappa (see above for details). Other tracks are without Vesala.

track 9 recorded May 8, 1968

on track 9: Juhani Aaltonen, Seppo Paakkunainen, saxophones; Kari Hynninen, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

various artists: Jee Jee Jee Siboney SIBCD 10 (Finland) [CD]
   
  5. Memphis Soul Song (Seppo Paakkunainen) 3:23
  6. You Shook Me (J.B. Lenoir/Willie Dixon) 5:20
  11. Makea Sandra (Pekka Streng) 4:17

Note: This 1998 CD is a compilation of Finnish rock music recorded 1965-1972. All of the above tracks were originally recorded for radio broadcast. Other tracks are without Vesala.

track 5 recorded January 9, 1969; track 6 recorded October 21, 1969; track 11 recorded July 10, 1969

on track 5: Soulset: Seppo Paakkunainen, Juhani Aaltonen, saxophones; Ilpo Saastamoinen, guitar; Pekka Laitinen, organ; Jori Auvinen, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

on track 6: Apollo: Harri Saksala, voice, harmonica; Eero Lupari, guitar; Heimo Holopainen, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

on track 11: Pekka Streng & Soulset: Pekka Streng, Kiti Neuvonen, voice; Harri Saksala, voice, harmonica; Mike Koskinen, trumpet; Seppo Paakkunainen, flute, saxophones; Pekka Laitinen, bass, organ; Edward Vesala, drums

Soulset / Edward Vesala Jazz Band: Nykysuomalaista - Contemporary Finnish Finnlevy SFLP9501 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. She Was Fifty-Four  
  2. Merry Gull  
  3. Ain’t A Bit Of Happiness Anymore  
  4. I Feel Lonely  
  5. Five Days Later  
  6. Very Sorry  
  7. Spring  
  8. Draw!  
  9. The Joke  

recorded 1969, Helsinki

on tracks 1-5: Soulset: Harri Saksala, voice, harmonica; Mike Koskinen, trumpet; Seppo Paakkunainen, flute, tenor and soprano saxophones; Ilja Saastamoinen, guitar; Mamba Koskinen, piano; Heikki Virtanen, electric bass; Edward Vesala, drums

on tracks 6-9: Edward Vesala Jazz Band: Juhani Aaltonen, tenor saxophone, flute; Seppo Paakkunainen, tenor saxophone; Eero Ojanen, piano; Pekka Sarmanto, bass; Teppo Hauta-aho, bass on 7; Edward Vesala, drums

M. A. Numminen: Iso Mies Ja Keijukainen (Lastenlauluja) Love LRLP 27 (Finland) [LP/CD]
   
  Hauska linja-automatka  
  Ei ole enää ketsuja  
  Humppa ja Pomppa  
  Tikkeri takkeri  
  Käärmetemppu  
  Isä ja Kyösti  
  Kolme suurta suutaria  
  Dilliä ja piparjuurta  
  Pikkulintu valjasti hevosen  
  Nyt kaikki rokkaamaan  
  Puu on kaatunut kumahtanut kämähtänyt / Ku leppäkerttu hulahutti /
Olipa kerran mies / Hiljaa äiti aurinko kulkee ohi
 
  Lentävä mies  
  Tyhmä Antti  
  Apina ja gorilla  
  Valtava jänis  
  Jänikset  
  Eukon patenttilääke  
  Tikkalaulu  
  Lintujen häät  
  Siilin kuutamo  

recorded circa 1970

M. A. Numminen, Kalevi Viitamäki, voice; Heikki Kasari, flute, tenor saxophone; Pekka Jalkanen, flute, guitar, voice; Ari Salin, Pentti Aho, guitar; Jani Uhlenius, accordion; Arto Koskinen, piano, accordion; Harri Airaksinen, drums; Edward Vesala, Reima Nikkinen, Taisto Lundberg, Päivi Latvala, percussion

Apollo Blue Master BLU LP 118 (Finland) [LP]
  Warner Music Finland 0927-47661-2 [CD]
   
  1. Symboli (Saksala) 2:42
  2 Lohduton uni (Saksala) 5:05
  3. Hyvä ihminen (Lupari) 4:34
  4. Ajatuksia (Saksala) 5:04
  5. Trimalcion (Vesala) 3:18
  6. Hideki Tojo 1884-1948 (Saksala) 2:38
  7. Laulu ystävälle varjojen maassa (Saksala) 3:46
  8. Valolta Suojattu Sydän (Lupari) 2:35
  9. Labyrintti (Vesala) 6:19
  10. Pakoon Maailmaa (Saksala) 2:58

recorded May 1970, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Harri Saksala, voice, accordion, harmonica; Eero Lupari, guitar, voice; Heimo Holopainen, bass, voice; Edward Vesala, drums, gong, tabla, bongo, vibraphone, flute, voice

Edward Vesala Trio: Nana Blue Master 125 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Alhambra Mood (Aaltonen) 6:35
  2. Nana (Aaltonen/Andersen/Vesala) 4:15
  3. Joiku (Aaltonen) 7:10
  4. My B (Andersen) 5:05
  5. Gamma (Aaltonen) 6:00
  6. Fill In (Vesala) 1:25
  7. Albatros (Aaltonen) 4:00

recorded August 25, 1970, location not given

Juhani Aaltonen, tenor and soprano saxophones; Arild Andersen, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Seppo 'Paroni' Paakkunainen: Plastic Maailma Scandia SLP 559 (Finland) [LP], Rocket ROK-038 (Finland) [CD]
   
  1. Beat Bolero  
  2. Laulajan Blues [Singer Blues]  
  3. Mango  
  4. Kaksi pientä ihmistä [Two Little Humans]  
  5. Panu Toivoton [Hopeless Panu]  
  6. Kun elämä alkaa [When Life Begins]  
  7. Ennen ja nyt [Before And Now]  
  8. Summer Flowers  
  9. Vain kaiku jää [Only Echo Stays]  
  10. Plastic Maailma [Plastic World]  

recorded January 13-14, 1971, Helsinki

Arja Saijonmaa, Harri Saksala, voice; Mike Koskinen, trumpet; Seppo Paakkunainen, Juhani Aaltonen, flute, saxophones; Ken McLeod, Ilpo Saastamoinen, Nono Soderberg, guitar; Esa Katajavuori, Heiki Hientanen, piano, organ; Pekka Sarmanto, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Teppo Hauta-aho/Jarmo Sermilä/Kari Tikka: Triplet Love LRLP 57 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Klarinettiseptetto / Clarinet Septet (Teppo Hauta-aho)  
  2. Kaksi Aforismia / Two Aphorisms (Kari Tikka)  
  3. Improvaatio / Improvation (Teppo Hauta-aho)  
  4. Monody (Jarmo Sermilä)  

recorded circa 1971, Finland

on 1: Paavo Lampinen, clarinet; Tapio Lehtonen, bassoon; Eero Jantunen, french horn; Juhani Tiainen, violin; Ahti Pilvi, viola; Marja Noras, cello; Teppo Hauta-aho, bass; Kari Tikka, conductor
on 2: Esa Kamu, Mauri Pietikäinen, viola; Veikko Höylä, cello
on 3: Arto Noras, cello
on 4: Jarmo Sermilä, mellophone; Edward Vesala, percussion

Karelia: Suomi Pop Finnlevy SFLP 9509 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Peltoniemen Hintriikan Surumarssi  
  2. Medley I  
  3. Lulli Juttanassa - Gukkin Piera  
  4. Hauranmaan Polska  
  5. Pässi  
  6. Kaksi Jouhikkosävelmää  
  7. Kaksi Joikua  
  8. Pappi  
  9. Medley II  
  10. Kansansinhvoonia (Nukarainen/Nyhtänköljä)  
  11. Kahella Sarvella  
  12. Väinämöisen Veljenpoika  
  13. Poppolska  
  14. Joikuja  
  15. Kerimäki Beat  

Note: No instrument credits are given.
Tracks 3 and 14 are also on a 7 inch 45 rpm single, Trio PA-102 (Japan).

all compositions traditional except as noted

recorded circa 1971, Finland

Armas Nukarainen (Seppo Paakkunainen), Aslak Nunnu (Ilpo Saastamoinen), Pedri Sirmakka (Pekka Sarmanto), Iivana Nyhtänköljä (Edward Vesala), violin, flute, soprano saxophone, guitar, organ, bass, drums, voice

Iivana Nyhtänköljä & Karelia Decca/Finnlevy SD 5759 (Finland) [7" single]
   
  1. Herran kanssa pellon laidassa (trad. arr. Paakkunainen/text: Leo Länsi)  
  2. Taitaja Karjalan mailta (Saastamoinen/text: Leo Länsi)  

recorded circa 1971, Finland

personnel presumably same as on Karelia LP (above)

Karelia: Suomi Pop 2 Scandia TOP-LP514 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Engelska  
  2. Lollo Lollo  
  3. Keskipohjalainen Polkka  
  4. Vanha Kulta  
  5. Surumarssi Optaatus  
  6. Häämarssi  
  7. Åland Medley  
  8. Korpin Marssi  
  9. Pitkäpolska  
  10. Joikublues  
  11. Markus-Joonaan Valssi / Tiltun Polkka  
  12. Väinämöisen Soitto  

recorded circa 1971, Finland

Armas Nukarainen (Seppo Paakkunainen), Aslak Nunnu (Ilpo Saastamoinen), Pedri Sirmakka (Pekka Sarmanto), Iivana Nyhtänköljä (Edward Vesala), violin, flute, soprano saxophone, guitar, organ, bass, drums, voice

Nunnu Blue Master Special SPEL 301 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Optaatus Marssi [Optaatus March]  
  2. Kantelon Koetus [Trying Kantele]  
  3. Joikujuttu [Joiku Story]  
  4. Tuohi Soi [Sound Of Birchbark]  
  5. Uusi Hymni Vapaudelle [A New Hymn For Freedom]  
  6. Kahella Sarvella [With Two Horns]  

all composed by Seppo Paakkunainen

recorded September 8, 1971, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Kaj Backlund, Markku Johansson, Mike Koskinen, trumpet; Emppu Peltola, Mircea Stan, trombone; Hannu Saxelin, Paavo Honkanen, alto saxophone, clarinet, birchbark flute; Junnu Aaltonen, Pekka Pöyry, tenor and soprano saxophones, flute; Pentti Lahti, baritone and soprano saxophones, birchbark flute; Seppo Paakkunainen, violin, baritone saxophone, birchbark flute, birchbark horn, birchbark clarinet, kantele; Pekka Sarmanto, electric violin; Ilja Saastamoinen, guitar; Heikki Sarmanto, electric piano; Teemu Hauta-aho, bass; Edward Vesala, drums, percussion, voice, birchbark clarinet

Tuohi Klang: Pennselmann Hits UFO 004 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. A-vara (Koskinen)  
  2. Marssi For Keinonen (Hauta-aho)  
  3. Interlude (Paakkunainen)  
  4. Waltz no. 3 (Vesala)  
  5. Kling Klang (Paakkunainen)  

recorded April 20, 1972, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Mike Koskinen, trumpet; Mircea Stan, trombone; Pekka Pöyry, alto and soprano saxophones, flute; Seppo Paakkunainen, baritone and soprano saxophones; Teppo Hauta-aho, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Jan Garbarek/Arild Andersen/Edward Vesala: Triptykon ECM 1029 [LP/CD]
   
  1. Rim 10:33
  2. Selje 2:16
  3. J. E. V. 7:28
  4. Sang 2:45
  5. Triptykon 12:46
  6. Etu Hei! (Garbarek/Vesala) 2:20
  7. Bruremarsj (Norwegian traditional) 4:13

all composed by Garbarek/Andersen/Vesala except as noted

recorded November 8, 1972, Arne Bendiksen Studio, Oslo

Jan Garbarek, soprano, tenor and bass saxophones, flute; Arild Andersen, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Eero Koivistoinen Music Society: Wahoo! RCA YFPL1-806 (Finland) [LP]
  Warner Music Finland 8573-83580-2 [CD]
   
  1. Hot C 7:37
  2. 7 Up 4:54
  3. 6 Down 7:54
  4. Suite 19 10:47
  5. Bells 5:42
  6. Wahoo! 4:15

all composed by Eero Koivistoinen

recorded December 1-29, 1972, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Kaj Backlund, trumpet; Juhani Aalto, trombone; Juhani Aaltonen, alto saxophone, flute; Eero Koivistoinen, tenor, soprano and sopranino saxophones; Unto Haapa-aho, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet; Matti Kurkinen, Ilja Saastamoinen, electric guitar; Olli Ahvenlahti, electric piano on 1, 3, 6; Esa Helasvuo, electric piano on 2, 4; Esko Linnavalli, electric piano on 5; Ilkka Willman, Heikki Virtanen, electric bass; Reino Laine, Esko Rosnell, drums; Edward Vesala, percussion on 4, 5; Sabu Martinez, conga on 4

The Winners - Pori Jazz Festival Composition Contest EMI Odeon 5E 062-34854 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Odds Against Intervals (Jarmo Sermilä) 9:06
  2. M & M (Edward Vesala) 10:50
  3. Made Up Story (Ilkka Willman) 9:25
  4. PS. DC. (Mike Koskinen) 10:06

recorded January 11-12, 1973, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Mike Koskinen, trumpet; Mircea Stan, trombone on 2, 3, 4; Pekka Pöyry, alto and soprano saxophones; Juhani Aaltonen, tenor saxophone on 1, 2, 4; Seppo Paakkunainen, baritone saxophone on 1, 2, 4; Ilpo Saastamoinen, guitar on 2, 3; Heikki Sarmanto, piano on 4, electric piano on 1, 3; Teppo Hauta-aho, bass; Pekka Sarmanto, bass on 3; Edward Vesala, drums

Brötzmann/Aaltonen/Kowald/Vesala: Hot Lotta Blue Master Special SPEL 306 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. After Pam Pam (Vesala) 14:19
  2. For Deep Deep Finnish Forest Cymbal Govenor (Kowald) 2:46
  3. Kippis (Brötzmann) 6:06
  4. Hot Lotta (Aaltonen/Kowald/Brötzmann) 23:27

recorded April 19, 1973, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Juhani Aaltonen, tenor saxophone, flute; Peter Brötzmann, tenor and alto saxophones; Peter Kowald, bass; Edward Vesala, drums, percussion

Esa Helasvuo: Think Tank Funk Finnlevy SFLP 8540 (Finland) [LP]
   
  Mixed Fruit Flavoured Chorus 14:08
  Mixed Balance Of World Peace 3:16
  Think Tank Funk 1 6:30
  Lily Flower (Toivo Kärki) 4:11
  Dialogue Part 2 4:51
  Dialogue Part 1 0:41
  Song For A Tube 2:23
  Think Tank Funk 2 9:40

composed by Esa Helasvuo except as noted

recorded July 1973, Finnlevy Studios, Helsinki

Hasse Walli, guitar; Esa Helasvuo, piano; Teppo Hauta-aho, bass; Edward Vesala, drums; Pekka Helasvuo, Yrjö Lasonpalo, violin; Ylermi Poijärvi, viola; Veli-Pekka Bister, cello; Pirjo Helasvuo, voice

Maija Hapuoja/Heikki Sarmanto/Pentti Saarikoski: Onnen Aika (Time of Happiness) EMI Columbia 5E.062-34903 (Finland) [LP]
  EMI Capitol 7243 591594 2 3 (Finland) [CD]
   
  1. Ylös Korkeuteen / Aurinko Meni Mailleen 5:23
  2. Minä Keksin Solmua 1:47
  3. Jos Vähän Levähtäisin / Kaikki Tämä Sekasorto 1:05
  4. Kuusen Latvan Takana 4:35
  5. Päivä Yötä Kokoaa 1:10
  6. Yöllä Aurinko 5:21
  7. Heinät Heiluu 5:30
  8. Katson Kiikarilla 2:26
  9. Linnut Lähtee Köyhiin Maihin 3:11
  10. Edes Yhtä Vanhurskasta 2:11
  11. Miten Haluaisinkaan 3:26
  12. Niitty On Harmaa 2:23

all composed by Heikki Sarmanto; words by Pentti Saarikoski

recorded August 8-10, 1973, Finnvox Studio, Helsinki

Maija Hapuoja, voice; Heikki Sarmanto, piano, electric piano; with Juhani Aaltonen, flute on 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11; Seppo Tukiainen, violin on 2, 6, 7, 10; Karoly Garam, cello on 2, 6, 7, 8, 10; Pekka Sarmanto, bass on 1, 6, 7, 8; Esko Rosnell, drums on 1, 6, 7, 8; Edward Vesala, percussion on 9

Edward Vesala: I’m Here Blue Master Special 311 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. I’m Here 3:50
  2. Ho Ping (Peace) 2:47
  3. M.M.M. 1:12
  4. But We Didn’t Get The Fox 1:25
  5. Natural Rock Formation In The Harbor 2:50
  6. Byågz 1:00
  7. One For The Road 1:40
  8. Sinathropus 2:01
  9. For You Who Bring Flowers And Love In My Lonesome Bared Nest 2:05
  10. K. WN. V. H. 4:31
  11. Homage To Jan Garbarek 6:30
  12. A Day Of Life 1:53
  13. Minttu 2:19
  14. Uhuru 1:35
  15. Palkin Kutsu 2:05
  16. Murli Manohar 2:03
  17. Whispering 2:40
  18. "Tra-Dri, Them-Pa" 1:19
  19. Puro – Rivulet 1:37

all composed by Vesala

recorded 1973, location not given

Edward Vesala, drums, percussion, gong, cymbal, xylophone, marimba, vibes, chimes, sitar, clockwork, etc.

Ode To Marilyn Scandia SLP608 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Painajaisia [Nightmares] (Honkanen) 5:50
  2. Nuken Itku [A Doll’s Cry] (Sermilä/Monroe) 6:35
  3. Lohdutus [Consolation] (Vesala) 8:15
  4. Öinen Vaikutelma [Nocturnal Impression] (Hauta-aho) 6:15
  5. Aallokko [The Waves] (Vesala) 2:15
  6. Myytti Itkee Jälleen [The Myth Is Weeping Again] (Sermilä) 6:05
  7. Keskiyö [Midnight] (Honkanen) 6:00

recorded November 1973, Finnish Broadcasting Company, Helsinki

Jarmo Sermilä, trumpet, organ, kantele; Mikael Helasvuo, flute; Teppo Hauta-aho, bass; Edward Vesala, percussion; Antero Honkanen, electronics, percussion; Pirkkoliisa Tikka, voice on 2

Tomasz Stanko: Twet Muza SXL1138 (Poland) [LP]
  Power Bros 33860-2 (Poland) [CD]
   
  1. Dark Awakening 12:32
  2. Twet 7:08
  3. Mintuu Maria 5:17
  4. Man From North 10:23
  5. Night Peace 4:12

all composed by Stanko/Vesala/Warren/Szukalski

recorded April 1974, Warsaw

Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Tomasz Szukalski, tenor and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet; Peter Warren, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Edward Vesala: Nan Madol ECM 1077 [LP/CD], JAPO 60007 [LP]
   
  1. Nan Madol 6:02
  2. Love For Living 3:48
  3. Call From The Sea 1:58
  4. The Way Of... 12:08
  5. Areous Vlor Ta 12:38
  6. The Wind 9:23

all composed by Vesala

recorded April 25-26, 1974, Alppi Studio, Helsinki

Kaj Backlund, trumpet on 1, 4, 5; Mircea Stan, trombone on 5; Sakari Kukko, flute on 1; Juhani Aaltonen, soprano saxophone on 1, 2, tenor saxophone on 4, 5, flute on 4, 6, voice and bells on 6; Seppo Paakkunainen, soprano saxophone on 5, flute on 6; Pentti Lahti, soprano saxophone on 5, bass clarinet on 6; Charlie Mariano, alto saxophone and nagaswaram on 5, flute on 6; Juhani Poutanen, violin on 1, 4, 5, voice and bells on 6; Elisabeth Leistola, harp on 4; Teppo Hauta-aho, bass on 1, 4, 5, 6, voice on 6; Edward Vesala, drums and percussion on 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, flutes on 1, 6, harp on 2

Juhani Aaltonen: Etiquette Love 119 (Finland) [LP/CD]
   
  1. But Not For Me (Gershwin) 6:28
  2. Fountain (Aaltonen) 3:19
  3. Pieni Kaunis Tanssityttö [Little Pretty Dancing Girl] (Vesala) 8:00
  4. Summer (Aaltonen) 7:00
  5. Bhanki (Vesala) 3:35
  6. Etiquette (Vesala/Aaltonen) 6:07
  7. Perhaps (Vesala) 2:50

recorded March 25 & September 17, 1974, Finnlevy Studios, Helsinki

Juhani Aaltonen, tenor saxophone on 1, 3, 4, 5, alto saxophone on 6, flutes on 2, 6, 7; Sakari Kukko, tenor saxophone on 6; Juhani Poutanen, viola on 4, 6; Hasse Walli, guitar on 3, 5, 7; Pekka Sarmanto, bass on 1, 3, 5, 7; Teppo Hauta-aho, bass on 4, 6; Edward Vesala, drums on 1, 3, 5, 6, percussion on 4, 7, synthesizer on 7

Eero Lupari: Uniystävä Hi-Hat HILP 105 (Finland) [LP]
   
  Uniystävä  
  Rock-a-cha-cha  
  Hiljaa  
  Musta Jälki  
  Eikka Vaan  
  Tosi On  
  Tähdätkää Päähän Vain  
  Sua Rakastan  
  Näennäisedistys  
  Suomen Poika  

all composed by Eero Lupari

recorded 1975

Eero Lupari, guitar, vocals; Esa Kotilainen, organ, synthesizer, accordion, piano; Jakke Leivo, bass; Upi Sorvali, drums; Edward Vesala, percussion, backing vocals; Eero Raittinen, Hillel Tokazier, backing vocals

Tomasz Stanko: Balladyna ECM 1071 [LP/CD]
   
  1. First Song 7:38
  2. Tale (Stanko/Holland/Vesala) 3:28
  3. Num (Vesala) 7:11
  4. Duet (Stanko/Holland) 2:55
  5. Balladyna 7:59
  6. Last Song 6:02
  7. Nenaliina 5:29

composed by Stanko except as noted

recorded December 1975, Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Tomasz Szukalski, tenor and soprano saxophones; Dave Holland, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Ilpo Saastamoinen: Joutsenen Juju Love LRLP177 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Joutsenen Juju 9:41
  2. Sinä-Oksa 6:38
  3. Olosuhteiden Kaikuja (Saastamoinen) 6:35
  4. Kiljanderin Polska 4:13
  5. Air (J. S. Bach, arr. Saastamoinen) 4:30
  6. Ihmisten Ja Lintujen Iltapäivä (Saastamoinen) 2:58
  7. Huuhkajan Lemmikki 7:27
  8. Saunapiian Polkka 2:09

all traditional/Saastamoinen except as noted

recorded December 1975, Microvox

Ilpo Saastamoinen, electric and acoustic guitar, domra bass, zither, yang qin, electric mandolin, bouzouki, kantele, voice; Juhani Aaltonen, soprano saxophone on 1, 2, 4, 8, tenor saxophone on 4, flute on 1, 3, 7; Jordan Koschuharov, violin on 3, 7; Timothy Ferchen, vibraphone on 1, 3, 4, 7, marimba on 1, 4, 8; Pekka Sarmanto, bass on 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8; Kari Hynninen, electric bass on 1, 4; Edward Vesala, drums on 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, piano on 6

Toto Blanke: Electric Circus Bacillus BAC 2048 (Germany) [LP], Vertigo 6360 634 [LP]
   
  1. PPG 6:06
  2. Flowers All Over (Jasper van't Hof) 6:16
  3. Arabab 5:52
  4. Minister Ed 7:37
  5. Song For Zeenat 3:59
  6. Spiesser Krollak 4:32
  7. Spinner 2:03

composed by Toto Blanke except as noted

recorded April 1976, Daylight Studio, Hamburg

Toto Blanke, guitar, synthesizers, banjo; Jasper van’t Hof, organ, electric piano; Dave King, bass guitar; Edward Vesala, drums, percussion; Ulli A. Ruetzel, piano on 7

Electric Circus: Live at the Quartier Latin Vinyl VS 004 (Germany) [LP]
   
  1. Minister Ed (Blanke) 5:37
  2. Steps (Blanke/van't Hof/Vesala) 19:15
  3. Steps [continued] 9:06
  4. Flowers All Over (van't Hof) 7:11
  5. Last Tune (van't Hof) 4:19

recorded live April 19, 1976, Quartier Latin, Berlin

Toto Blanke, guitar; Jasper van’t Hof, piano, electric piano, synthesizer; Edward Vesala, drums

Edward Vesala: Rodina Love 189 (Finland) [LP/CD]
   
  1. Lapsellein [To My Child] 5:00
  2. Komba 7:24
  3. Rodina 7:49
  4. Tähden Lento [Star Flight] 3:06
  5. Satujen Satu [A Faerytale Of Faerytales] 12:06
  6. Tahdon Laulaa [I Wish To Sing] 6:49
  7. Satujen Satu (instrumental rough mix version) 12:08
  8. Dady And Komba 6:59
  9. Tahdon Laulaa (instrumental rough mix version) 6:47

Note: Tracks 7, 8, 9 are on the CD version only; the CD was first issued in 2000.

composed by Vesala except track 8 by Stanko/Vesala; tracks 1, 6, 9 arranged by Esa Helasvuo; words on tracks 1, 6 by A. Isku; poems on tracks 3, 5 by Nazim Hikmet, translated into Finnish by Brita Polttila

recorded May 1976, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Mircea Stan, trombone; Pekka Pöyry, flute, alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet; Juhani Aaltonen, flutes, tenor, alto and soprano saxophones; Tomasz Szukalski, tenor and soprano saxophones; Pentti Lahti, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone; Pekka Rechardt, guitar; Esa Helasvuo, piano, vibraphone; Pekka Sarmanto, bass; Edward Vesala, drums; Irina Milan, voice on 1, 3, 6; unidentified poem readers on 3, 5; unidentified string section
(track 8 is a duet with Stanko and Vesala only)

Esa Helasvuo: Q Love 201 (Finland) [LP/CD]
   
  1. Pertin hiihtoreissu 5:53
  2. Ornitologit 3:35
  3. Num (Vesala) 5:22
  4. Petting 3:32
  5. 1'47" (Vesala) 1:47
  6. Boa noiti meu amor 5:06
  7. Rag Espoo 4:10
  8. Nolla 2:25
  9. Sun and mun (Helasvuo/Vesala) 5:32
  10. Auringon laskun aikaan 3:55

composed by Esa Helasvuo except as noted

recorded May 1976, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Esa Helasvuo, piano; Edward Vesala, drums; Helge Heino, Pekka Helasvuo, Heikki Hämäläinen, Yrjö Lasonpalo, Seppo Rautasuo, Jorma Ylönen, Matti Kuoppamäki, Jiri Parviainen, strings

Edward Vesala: Satu ECM 1088 [LP/CD]
   
  1. Satu 14:37
  2. Ballade For San 6:10
  3. Star Flight 5:42
  4. Komba 6:07
  5. Together (Vesala/Stanko) 7:06

composed by Vesala except as noted

recorded October 1976, Talent Studios, Oslo

on tracks 1-4: Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Palle Mikkelborg, trumpet, fluegelhorn; Torbjørn Sunde, trombone; Juhani Aaltonen, flute, soprano and tenor saxophones; Knut Riisnaes, flute, tenor saxophone; Tomasz Szukalski, soprano and tenor saxophones; Rolf Malm, bass clarinet; Terje Rypdal, guitar; Palle Danielsson, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

on track 5: Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Juhani Aaltonen, alto flute; Palle Danielsson, bass; Edward Vesala, drums; string section

Tomasz Stanko-Edward Vesala Quartet: Live at Remont Helicon HR 1002 (Poland) [LP]
   
  1. Komba (Vesala) 9:33
  2. First Song (Stanko) 12:02
  3. Little Beautiful Dancing Girl (Vesala) 12:40
  4. Sowa (Vesala/Stanko) 5:16

recorded live October 24, 1976, Remont Jazz Club, Warsaw

Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Tomasz Szukalski, tenor and soprano saxophones; Antti Hytti, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

various artists: Tavastia 10 v. Criminal Records CRLP 001 (Finland) [LP]
   
  10. Almost Bad  

Note: This 1980 LP includes various recordings 1970-1980 from the Tavastia music club. Other tracks are without Vesala.

recording date not known, Tavastia, Helsinki

Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Tomasz Szukalski, tenor saxophone; Antti Hytti, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Gary Windo: His Master's Bones Cuneiform Rune 89 [CD]
   
  4. Standfast (Gary Windo) 5:52
  5. You Ain't Gonna Know Me, 'Cause You Think You Know Me (Mongezi Feza) 7:47

Note: This 1996 CD is a collection of tracks recorded 1971-1984. Other tracks are without Vesala.

recorded November 25, 1976, Mainz, Germany

Baden-Baden Workshop Band: Michael Mantler, trumpet; Roswell Rudd, Albert Mangelsdorff, trombone; Bob Stewart, tuba; Gary Windo, Urs Leimgruber, saxophones; Christy Doran, guitar; Carla Bley, piano; Wolfgang Dauner, synthesizer; Hugh Hopper, Bo Stief, bass; Aldo Romano, Edward Vesala, drums

Gerd Dudek/Buschi Niebergall/Edward Vesala: Open FMP 0570 (Germany) [LP], Atavistic UMS 247 [CD]
   
  1. H. S. (Dudek) 7:58
  2. Kugel (Niebergall) 5:08
  3. Mira (Niebergall) 10:31
  4. Manchmal (Dudek) 5:37
  5. Open (Dudek) 11:28
  6. Chain (Niebergall) 7:43

recorded April 7-9, 1977, Academy of Arts, Berlin

Gerd Dudek, soprano and tenor saxophones, flute, shenai; Buschi Niebergall, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Juhani Aaltonen: Springbird Leo 005 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Winds Of The Mystical Night (Aaltonen/Vesala) 5:41
  2. Mellow (Aaltonen/Vesala) 3:50
  3. Springbird (Aaltonen) 2:28
  4. Siapa (Aaltonen) 4:01
  5. Lullaby (Vesala) 2:02
  6. Manzil (Vesala) 5:53
  7. Hibernate (Aaltonen) 1:58
  8. Ghostrider (Aaltonen/Vesala) 4:47
  9. Dance Of The Witches (Aaltonen/Vesala) 5:29

recorded 1978, Love Studio, Helsinki

Juhani Aaltonen, flute, alto and bass flutes; Edward Vesala, percussion on 1, 4, 6, 9, mouth organ on 1, koto and bells on 2, tambura on 4, piano on 5, accordion on 6, guitar on 8; Pekka Rechardt, guitar on 1, 6; Iro Haarla, accordion on 6, organ on 9; Antti Hytti, bass on 1, 2, 9; Teppo Hauta-aho, bass on 5; Tero Sarikoski, percussion and voice on 5; Mamadou Ly, Mamadou Ndiaye, Abdoulaye Diakhate, Bakary Goudiaby, Moustapha Cisse, Abdoulaye Diouf, percussion on 1, 2, 4, 6, 9

Tomasz Stanko: Almost Green Leo 008 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. New Song 10:39
  2. From Greenhills 3:36
  3. Slowly By 5:27
  4. When On Earth 10:20
  5. Almost Green 3:42
  6. Megaira (Vesala) 3:48

composed by Stanko except as noted

recorded 1978, Love Studio, Helsinki

Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Tomasz Szukalski, tenor saxophone; Palle Danielsson, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Kenny Wheeler: Around Six ECM 1156 [LP/CD]
   
  1. Mai We Go Round 10:32
  2. Solo One 3:33
  3. May Ride 7:27
  4. Follow Down 11:38
  5. Riverrun 7:36
  6. Lost Woltz 5:23

all composed by Wheeler

recorded August 1979, Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, fluegelhorn; Eje Thelin, trombone; Evan Parker, soprano and tenor saxophones; Tom van der Geld, vibraharp; J.F. Jenny-Clark, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Edward Vesala: Neitsytmatka [Maiden Voyage] Polarvox LJLP1014 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Kuin meren hiekkaa [Like the sand of the sea] 4:50
  2. Laulu joutsenelle [A song for a swan] 4:55
  3. Aamuun on aikaa [There is time before sunrise] 3:27
  4. Neitsytmatka [Maiden voyage] 5:23
  5. Kynnyspuulla [On the threshold] 6:35
  6. Ihmisten erämää [A desert of people] 4:02
  7. Jossain loistaa vielä valo [Somewhere the light still shines] 3:51

all composed by Vesala; words by Iro Haarla except track 7 words by Arto Melleri

recorded November 1979, Soundtrack Studios, Helsinki

Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Juhani Aaltonen, saxophones, flutes; Tomasz Szukalski, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet; Kari Tuunanen, viola; Kari Linstedt, cello; Slawomir Kulpowicz, piano; Iro Haarla, keyboards, harp; Pawel Jarzebski, bass; Edward Vesala, drums; Irina Milan, voice on 1, 3, 6; Pepe Willberg, voice on 2, 5; Kari Väänänen, recitation on 7

Edward Vesala: Heavy Life Leo 009 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Coming Of The Nocturnal Sun 7:57
  2. Meating 4:43
  3. High Red Table 6:21
  4. Moonlight Walk Of The Soothsayer 8:04
  5. Columbus Circle 2:36
  6. Slambura Road (Stanko) 5:33

composed by Vesala except as noted

recorded May 1980, Right Track Studios, New York

Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; James Spaulding, alto saxophone; J. D. Parran, tenor and soprano saxophones; Chico Freeman, tenor saxophone; Howard Johnson, baritone saxophone; Joe Daley, Bob Stewart, tuba; Reggie Workman, bass; Edward Vesala, drums; Iro Haarla, harp on 2

Charlie Mariano/Jasper van’t Hof/Arild Andersen/Edward Vesala: Tea For Four Leo 012 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Croki (van’t Hof) 6:25
  2. Melanie (Mariano) 3:05
  3. Misty Morning Light (van’t Hof) 6:30
  4. Whizzle Whazzle (van’t Hof/Vesala) 4:08
  5. Truk (Andersen) 6:15
  6. Silent Rain (Andersen) 8:37

recorded August, 1980, Takomo Studio, Helsinki

Charlie Mariano, soprano saxophone; Jasper van’t Hof, piano, synthesizer; Arild Andersen, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Juhani Aaltonen: Prana – Live At Groovy Leo 013 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Saxax 4:40
  2. Moon Triangle 3:40
  3. Prana 2:35
  4. Journey Within * 12:15
  5. Oasis 4:55
  6. Waves Through The Mind 3:55
  7. Conclusion * 14:07

composed by Aaltonen except * by Aaltonen/Workman/Vesala

recorded live August 2, 1981, "Groovy", Helsinki

Juhani Aaltonen, tenor saxophone, flute; Reggie Workman, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Edward Vesala/Arto Melleri: Mau-Mau Johanna JHN 2071 (Finland) [LP/CD]
   
  1. Minne Olet Matkalla (Prologi) [Where Are You Going (Prologue)] 4:18
  2. Tunnetko Miten Mantereet Liikkuvat Yössä (Hymni, Pimeys & Jalanjäljet Hiekassa)
[Do You Feel How The Continents Move In The Night (The Hymn, The Darkness & The Footsteps In The Sand)]
7:02
  3. Maailman Reuna [The Edge Of The World] 2:13
  4. Sateenkaari Viidakon Yllä [Rainbow Over The Jungle] 2:39
  5. Lilla Svarta Umboda [Little Black Umboda] 3:03
  6. Virran Jano 1 & 2 [The Thirst for Stream 1 & 2] 5:52
  7. Yksinäinen Saksofoni [The Lonely Saxophone] 5:10
  8. Yön Veljeskunta [The Brotherhood Of Night] 4:29
  9. Mau-Mau 5:22

all composed by Vesala; words by Arto Melleri

recorded 1982, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Esko Heikkinen, trumpet; Mircea Stan, trombone; Tom Bildo, trombone, tuba; Juhani Aaltonen, saxophones, flute; Teemu Salminen, saxophones, flute, clarinet; Pentti Lahti, saxophones, flute, bass clarinet; Jukka Tolonen, guitar; Pekka Rechardt, guitar on 1, 9; Iro Haarla, keyboards; Mans Groundstroem, electric bass on 1, 3, 9; Edward Vesala, drums, voice, synthesizer; Kalle Fält, voice on 1; Kari Väänänen, Kari Sorvali, Arto Melleri, Niklas Groundstroem, Mari Vesala, Minttu Vesala, voices

Edward Vesala: Bad Luck, Good Luck Leo 015 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Song Of The Witch Doctors 10:59
  2. Caliban 4:55
  3. Bad Luck, Good Luck 8:44
  4. Bread For Soul 8:16
  5. Noble Man 6:38
  6. Arcilemac 5:09
  7. Out Of Mascarade 4:17

all composed by Vesala

recorded December 1983, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Tomasz Stanko, trumpet; Juhani Aaltonen, alto and tenor saxophones; Edward Vesala, drums; with UMO: Heikki Haimila, Esko Heikkinen, Olli Högström, Markku Johansson, trumpets; Juhani Aalto, Petri Juutilainen, Mircea Stan, trombones; Tom Bildo, tuba; Pentti Lahti, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute; Pepa Päivinen, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, flute; Teemu Salminen, soprano and tenor saxophones, clarinet, flute; Unto Haapa-aho, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Iro Haarla, piano, harp; Pekka Sarmanto, bass; Esko Rosnell, drums; Esko Linnavalli, conductor

Edward Vesala: Kullervo Leo 017 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Osa 1 21:12
  2. Osa 2 26:05

all music composed by Vesala

recorded December 1984-February 1985, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Ritva Ahonen, recitation; Esko Heikkinen, trumpet; Jari Hongisto, Markku Veijonsuo, trombone, tuba; Pertti Päivinen, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, flutes, bass clarinet; Juhani Aaltonen, alto and tenor saxophones, flutes; Heikki Wikla, bassoon; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Iro Haarla, piano, harp; Antti Hytti, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Edward Vesala – Sound And Fury: Lumi ECM 1339 [LP/CD]
   
  1. The Wind 8:59
  2. Frozen Melody 4:18
  3. Calypso Bulbosa 4:51
  4. Third Moon 2:52
  5. Lumi 6:35
  6. Camel Walk 4:55
  7. Fingo 3:21
  8. Early Messenger 2:27
  9. Together (Vesala/Stanko) 6:14

composed by Vesala except as noted

recorded June 1986, Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Esko Heikkinen, trumpet; Tom Bildo, trombone, tuba; Jorma Tapio, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute; Pentti Lahti, alto and baritone saxophones, flutes; Kari Heinilä, tenor and soprano saxophones, flute; Tapani Rinne, tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar; Taito Vainio, accordion; Iro Haarla, piano, harp; Häkä, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Manfred Zepf: Paintings West Wind 003 (Germany) [LP/CD]
   
  1. Intro (Becker/Cyrille/Zepf) 3:10
  2. Jamile (Cyrille) 6:18
  3. Scent Of Spring 5:15
  4. Interlude 4:10
  5. Arcsong 7:11
  6. Waiting 7:53

composed by Manfred Zepf except as noted

recorded 1984 & 1987, Studio Soundtrack

on tracks 1-3: Heinz Becker, trumpet, fluegelhorn, panflute; Michael Sievert, tenor and soprano saxophones; Manfred Zepf, bass; Andrew Cyrille, drums

on tracks 4-6: Michael Sievert, tenor and soprano saxophones; Manfred Zepf, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Rinne Radio Leo 019 (Finland) [LP], Aani AA-X-003 (Finland) [CD]
   
  1. Setsibo 5:08
  2. Walking Eyes 3:23
  3. Between Tomorrow And Nothing 3:33
  4. But Anyway Green 4:19
  5. Let’s Have Donc Line 3:13
  6. After You’ve Burned Your Cards 5:14
  7. O-Bou 5:59
  8. Ula (Tapani Rinne) 4:03
  9. Quatzaa Buldi 3:05

composed by Vesala except as noted

recorded at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, date not given – circa 1988

Tapani Rinne, tenor, soprano, alto and baritone saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet; Seppo Tyni, guitar, bass guitar; Iro Haarla, piano, synthesizers, harp; Edward Vesala, drums; Antero Priha, trumpet on 1, 2, 4, 6; Simo Salminen, trumpet on 3, 7; Raoul Björkenheim, guitar on 6; Jimi Sumen, guitar on 7

Edward Vesala – Sound And Fury: Winds Of Sahara Leo LEOS 69 (Finland) [7" single]
   
  Winds Of Sahara  
  I Tell You Story  

recording details not available, late 80s

exact personnel not available

Edward Vesala – Sound And Fury: Ode To The Death Of Jazz ECM 1413 [LP/CD]
   
  1. Sylvan Swizzle 8:34
  2. Infinite Express 7:54
  3. Time To Think 7:34
  4. Winds Of Sahara 4:19
  5. Watching For The Signal 8:13
  6. A Glimmer Of Sepal 5:25
  7. Mop Mop 5:37
  8. What? Where? Hum Hum 8:19

all composed by Vesala

recorded April-May 1989, Sound And Fury Studio, Helsinki

Matti Riikonen, trumpet; Jorma Tapio, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute; Pepa Päivinen, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet; Jouni Kannisto, tenor saxophone, flute; Jimi Sumen, guitar; Taito Vainio, accordion; Tim Ferchen, marimba, tubular bells; Iro Haarla, piano, harp, keyboards; Uffe Krokfors, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Vesala Klaani: Afrikan Tähdet Leo 637 (Finland) [LP]
   
  1. Lennä poni [Fly pony] 3:58
  2. Kärryleikki [Barrowgame] 1:33
  3. Hyrre hylje [Hyrre the seal] 4:08
  4. Avaruus auto [Spacecar] 1:53
  5. Ei saa valittaa [Mustn't complain] 1:55
  6. Tirrati jee 2:50
  7. Liikkuu liikkuu... [Moving moving...] 1:15
  8. Kissat kilpasilla [Cats in contest] 2:00
  9. Ihmeellinen pallo [The wonderful ball] 1:50
  10. Rattaa rattaa 1:55
  11. Afrikan tähdet [The stars of Africa] 2:25
  12. Arvoituksia [Riddles] 2:05
  13. Tanssitaan kuutamolla [Dancing in the moonlight] 2:00
  14. Haukku haluaa [Doggie wants] 0:55
  15. Kupula 1:58
  16. Jooti joo 4:07
  17. Pieniä urheilumiehiä [Little sportsmen] 2:30
  18. Tahtoisin Bambin [I'd like to have Bambi] 2:50
  19. Iltalaulu [The eveningsong] 3:08

Note: This is a children's record. Most of the singers are children.

all composed by Vesala; words by Iro Haarla; partly based on African children's songs and games

recorded 1989, Sound And Fury Studio, Helsinki

Jenny Robson, Lumi Vesala, Ona Robson, Aniida Vesala, voices; Jenni and Joni Päivinen, voices on 1, 17; Harri Saksala, voice on 16; Helena Salonius, voice on 19; Jorma Tapio, saxophone, bass clarinet; Jimi Sumen, guitar, bass, saron; Iro Haarla, harp, accordion, voice, keyboards; Uffe Krokfors, bass; Edward Vesala, percussion, wind instruments, keyboards, voice

Edward Vesala – Sound And Fury: Invisible Storm ECM 1461 [LP/CD]
   
  1. Sheets And Shrouds 0:33
  2. Murmuring Morning 1:19
  3. Gordion’s Flashes 6:27
  4. Shadows On The Frontier 7:53
  5. In The Gate Of Another Gate 1:32
  6. Somnamblues 8:37
  7. Sarastus 5:34
  8. The Wedding Of All Essential Parts 11:07
  9. The Invisible Storm 7:23
  10. The Haze Of The Frost 3:22
  11. Caccaroo Boohoo 6:26

all composed by Vesala

recorded May-June 1991, Sound And Fury Studio, Helsinki

Matti Riikonen, trumpet; Jorma Tapio, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flutes; Pepa Päivinen, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, flutes; Jouni Kannisto, tenor saxophone, flute; Jimi Sumen, guitar; Iro Haarla, piano, harp, keyboards; Edward Vesala, drums; with Marko Ylönen, cello on 2, 4, 5, 8, 9; Pekka Sarmanto, bass on 11; Mark Nauseef, bongos on 3

Jimi Sumen: Paintbrush, Rock Penstemon CMP 61 (Germany) [CD]
   
  1. Crane 6:50
  2. Curtain Of Twilight Shimmer 9:50
  3. Meant To Rippen Into Straw 2:51
  4. Deep As Maze 4:15
  5. Butterfly Of Wisdom 5:00
  6. Jumpin’ In Obscure Mind 4:15
  7. Paintbrush, Rock Penstemon 11:43
  8. Envelopes Of Despair 4:03
  9. Berperest Brou 7:06

Note: Track 9 is also included on the various artists compilation Finnish Jazz '95 (FJCD 904).

all composed by Edward Vesala

recorded 1991-1992, Sound And Fury Studio & Finnvox Studios, Helsinki

Matti Riikonen, trumpet; Tapani Rinne, clarinet; Jorma Tapio, bass clarinet; Kari Kriikku, bass clarinet on 2; Pertti Päivinen, soprano and tenor saxophones, flutes; Jouni Kannisto, tenor and bass saxophone, flute; Jimi Sumen, guitar; Jukka Orma, electric pipa; Iro Haarla, keyboard, harp; Edward Vesala, drums, keyboard; Mark Nauseef, percussion on 1, 3, 9

Edward Vesala – Sound And Fury: Nordic Gallery ECM 1541 [CD]
   
  1. Bird In The High Room 11:03
  2. Fulflandia 2:44
  3. The Quay Of Meditative Future 10:05
  4. Hadendas 5:05
  5. Unexpected Guest 2:21
  6. Bluego 4:07
  7. Lavander Lass Blossom 8:33
  8. Streaming Below The Time 9:40
  9. One-Two-Three Or Four-Five-Six 1:46
  10. A Significant Look Of Birch Grove 1:11
  11. On The Shady Side Of Forty 5:46
  12. Flavor Lust 6:17

all composed by Vesala

recorded 1993-1994, Sound And Fury Studio, Korkeakoski, Finland

Matti Riikonen, trumpet; Jorma Tapio, alto saxophone, bass and alto clarinets, bass flute; Pepa Päivinen, soprano, tenor, baritone and bass saxophones, flutes; Jouni Kannisto, tenor saxophone, flute; Jimi Sumen, guitar; Iro Haarla, piano, harp, keyboards, accordion, koto; Edward Vesala, drums, bass, tamboura; with Tapani Rinne, clarinet; Petri Ikkelã, accordion; Kari Linsted, cello; Pekka Sarmanto, bass

Edward Vesala – Sound And Fury: Live no label (Taiwan) [CD]
   
  1. (menu) 0:27
  2. (video) 16:21
  3. Fulflandia 3:22
  4. Awakening 5:57
  5. Nan Madol 8:14
  6. Infinite Express 9:35

(Note: This promotional CD was produced in 1997 to support a Vesala tour of the Far East, and was packaged with Vesala's regular CDs as a bonus item. Tracks 1 & 2 are video. Special thanks to Tom Smith for this information.)

all music composed by Vesala

track 3 recorded 1995, Turku, Finland; track 4 recorded 1984, Pori, Finland;
tracks 5, 6 recorded 1993 Manchester, UK

on track 3, Sound And Fury (personnel details not given, probably similar to tracks 5, 6)
on track 4, Edward Vesala, drums solo
on tracks 5, 6: Matti Riikonen, trumpet; Jorma Tapio, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute; Pepa Päivinen, Jouni Kannisto, saxophones, flute; Jimi Sumen, guitar; Iro Haarla, keyboards, harp; Edward Vesala, drums

Pepa Päivinen: Saxigon Strawberry 030 (Finland) [CD]
   
  1. Saxigon 14:05
  2. Secret Knowledge 14:57
  3. Almond Snow 8:15
  4. Surface Of The Well 11:50
  5. Phenomena 9:49

all composed by Vesala

recorded at Sound And Fury Studio, Korkeakoski, Finland, date not given – circa 1997

Pepa Päivinen, tenor and baritone saxophones; Jimi Sumen, guitar; Iro Haarla, keyboards, harp; Edward Vesala, drums

City of Women: I. Sähkö Recordings PUU-18 [LP]
   
  A1. Soundcheck (Vesala) 0:41
  A2. Tablakone 8:00
  A3. Liberace (Knaapi/Tenor) 0:53
  B1. Viha Yössä 1:53
  B2. Veivikone (Vesala) 4:31
  B3. Sirkka 4:18
  B4. City of Women 4:02

composed by City of Women except as noted

recorded circa 1999, Sound and Fury Studios, Korkeakoski, Finland

Jimi Tenor, flute, instruments; Edward Vesala, drums, voice, instruments; Jimi Sumen, programming; Matti Knaapi, instrument design and construction; Iro Haarla, Anida Vesala, Tiina Huczkowski, voices

Heinilä/Pyysalo/Krokfors/Vesala: Lill' Lisa Abovoice 1012 (Finland) [CD]
   
  1. Det Stod En Lind (traditional Swedish) 7:57
  2. Makaki 7:51
  3. Lill' Lisa (traditional Norwegian) 6:02
  4. Satzmo 7:51
  5. Canzonetta 7:03
  6. Marionette 3:27
  7. Piece # 2 6:29
  8. Alabaster 8:40

composed by Kari Heinilä except as noted

recorded September 1999, Millbrook Studio, Helsinki

Kari Heinilä, tenor and soprano saxophones; Severi Pyysalo, vibraphone; Uffe Krokfors, bass; Edward Vesala, drums

Iro Haarla/Pepa Päivinen: Yarra Yarra November Music NVR 2017-2 (UK) [CD]
   
  1. Fenix (Vesala) 3:00
  2. Avis Rara (Päivinen) 4:15
  3. Sparkling Eyes (Haarla) 6:08
  4. Like The Sand Of The Ocean (Vesala) 6:22
  5. Lona Mosa (Vesala) 5:17
  6. Ready To Go (Vesala) 8:40
  7. Winter Twilight (Haarla) 4:40
  8. Invisible Storm (Vesala) 10:40
  9. Satin Ladder (Päivinen) 3:58
  10. Yarra, Yarra (Haarla) 5:16

recorded December 19-21, 2000, Kallio-Kuninkala, Sibelius Academy, Järvenpää, Finland

Pepa Päivinen, soprano, tenor, and baritone saxophones, alto flute; Iro Haarla, piano, harp, jeng

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