Eero Koivistoinen

Eero Koivistoinen

Real Name:
Eero Uolevi Koivistoinen
Eero Koivistoinen (b. January 13, 1946) is one of the best known jazz musicians in Finland. His main instrument is the saxophone, but he is also a highly regarded composer, arranger and conductor.

In the 1960's and 1970's, Koivistoinen studied the saxophone and composition in Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland and in Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.

He released his first solo album Valtakunta, a mix of psychedelic rock, poetry and modern jazz, in 1968. His second album, Odysseus, originally from 1969 but reissued in 2006 by Sähkö Recordings, was more traditional post bop with influences by John Coltrane. In the 1970's, he delved deep into jazz-rock and funk and recorded perhaps his most widely known album to date, Wahoo!.

On the 1983 album Picture In Three Colours, his band included Jack DeJohnette and John Scofield.

Since 1975 Koivistoinen has been a core member of the UMO big band. Most recently, he has recorded various sessions for the Ricky-Tick label, including The Five Corners Quintet.
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Eero Koivistoinen Discography


OTA LP 66 Eero Koivistoinen Valtakunta (Album) Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava OTA LP 66 Finland 1968 Sell This Version
OTA LP 72 Eero Koivistoinen For Children (Album) Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava OTA LP 72 Finland 1970 Sell This Version
SLP 561 Eero Koivistoinen The Original Sin (Album) Scandia SLP 561 Finland 1971 Sell This Version
WS 8 Eero Koivistoinen Muusa Ja Ruusa(LP, Album) WSOY WS 8 Finland 1971 Sell This Version
LRLP 188 Eero Koivistoinen The Front Is Breaking (Album) Love Records (4) LRLP 188 Finland 1976 Sell This Version
EFFOA 101 Eero Koivistoinen & New Music Orchestra (UMO)* Eero Koivistoinen & New Music Orchestra (UMO)* - Sea Suite(LP, Album, Pri) EK-Production Oy EFFOA 101 Finland 1983 Sell This Version
PRO 003 Eero Koivistoinen & UMO* Eero Koivistoinen & UMO* - Ultima Thule(LP, Album) Pro Records (2) PRO 003 Finland 1983 Sell This Version
PRO 001 Eero Koivistoinen Picture In Three Colours (Album) Pro Records (2) PRO 001 Finland 1984 Sell This Version
PRO 004 Eero Koivistoinen Kallista On Ja Halvalla Menee (Album) Pro Records (2) PRO 004 Finland 1988 Sell This Version
PROCD 007 Irina Milan, Eero Koivistoinen Irina Milan, Eero Koivistoinen - Pahan Kukkia (Album) Pro Records (2) PROCD 007 Finland 1989 Sell This Version
Timeless CD SJP 367 Eero Koivistoinen Altered Things(CD, Album) Timeless Records (3) Timeless CD SJP 367 1992 Sell This Version
AL 73179 Eero Koivistoinen Sometime Ago(CD, Album) A-Records AL 73179 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
UJOCD 002 Olli Ahvenlahti & Eero Koivistoinen, Oulu All Star Big Band Olli Ahvenlahti & Eero Koivistoinen, Oulu All Star Big Band - 70's Revisted(CD, Album) Uleåborg Jazz Organisation Ry UJOCD 002 Finland 2014 Sell This Version
SVR447 Eero Koivistoinen Valtakunta(LP, Album, RE, Whi) Svart Records SVR447 Finland 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JATP 1 Eero Koivistoinen Jappa(7", Single) JATP JATP 1 Finland 1967 Sell This Version
JAZZPUU-5 Eero Koivistoinen Boots & Roots(12") Jazzpuu JAZZPUU-5 Finland 2002 Sell This Version


PRO DVD 001 Eero Koivistoinen Minor Solutions(DVD-V) Pro Records (2) PRO DVD 001 Finland 2011 Sell This Version


SAMPCD 4555 4 Eero Koivistoinen New York Sessions 14.11.1983(CD, Promo) Rytmi (2) SAMPCD 4555 4 Finland Unknown Sell This Version