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10.02.2010

Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer


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I always thought the title was rather odd and unusual for ECM. Anyway, i always wanted to get the album and haunted the shops and import bins at the time before the internet. Even if we would have to send to Germany to get them. This one is more than ripe for a physical reissue. At least there is the mp3 re-release on Madeleine Peyroux Half The Perfect World. Wonderful, thanks.

I had no idea the MP3 was available. I still want Heavy Joker Heavy Joker physical CD but these will do.

Much better than nothing for sure! You Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer commenting using your WordPress. Various Avantgarde Vol 3 that association was what led Berger to think of him here; but his presence is a critical element of Bitter Funeral Beer.

It opens slowly, with strings and an almost bluesy chord progression, but after a few minutes works into Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer percussion-heavy groove with several reeds playing in unison. Later, Cherry takes a few choruses with his trumpet. But the key to this is the compelling groove the band builds up: L Orchestre Le National Badema Tira Makan drums and percussion slowly build, keeping the music moving forward with a palpable energy.

One could make a compelling case an album like this is gentrifying a traditional music. Rather than be recorded in Ghana, with Ghanaian musicians, Berger recorded in Stockholm with a case of mostly European musicians. He was a serious student and musician, not a tourist who heard something on the radio. Add the illustrious trumpeter and like-minded world traveler Don Cherry to the mix, and you have the makings of a stellar album.

In fact, it's the bittersweet, off-center lines of Cherry 's trumpet work that go a long way toward keeping the pieces pointed and sharp.

The members of Berger 's band all double Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer African percussion very effectively, with the leader concentrating on an African xylophone Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer the ko-gyil, which appears to utilize gourd resonators containing spider webs, producing an enticingly fuzzy rattle beneath the metallic, hammered tones.

At its best, as on pieces like "Chetu" and "Tongsi," the combination of stunningly gorgeous repeating themes and inspired improvising make one wish the Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer would never stop.

This recording, though little known, is one of the very finest items ever released by ECM. While wonderful in and of itself, it might also serve as a fine introduction to West African music, albeit via a circuitous route through Stockholm. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country.

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  1. Apr 30,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Bitter Funeral Beer on Discogs/5(48).
  2. 8 rows · Apr 30,  · Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Bengt Berger - /5(57).
  3. Oct 09,  · Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer Bengt Berger ko-gyil (Lo Birifor funeral xylophone) Don Cherry pocket trumpet Jörgen Adolfsson violin, sopranino, soprano and alto saxophones Tord Bengtsson violin, electric guitar Anita Livstrand voice, bells, axatse (rattle) Recorded January at Decibel Studios, Stockholm Engineer: Thomas Gabrielsson Produced by Manfred Eicher and Bengt Berger .
  4. Bitter Funeral Beer, an Album by Bengt Berger & Bitter Funeral Beer Band. Released in on ECM (catalog no. ECM ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Avant-Garde Jazz, Afro-Jazz. Featured peformers: Bengt Berger (xylophone, composer, producer, photography), Tommy Adolfsson (trumpet), Ulf Wallander (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone), Tord Bengtsson (violin, electric guitar), Mattias .
  5. Bengt Berger (born 31 August in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish jazz musician (drummer), composer and producer.. Berger has studied north and south Indian music since the s with Pandit Taranath Rama Rao and Mridangam Vidwan P.S. Devarajan and plays the tabla and mridangam.
  6. Feb 01,  · Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America Bitter Funeral Beer · Don Cherry Live in Nürnberg 84 ℗ Country and Eastern Released on:
  7. Bitter Funeral Beer Band discography and songs: Music profile for Bitter Funeral Beer Band, formed Genres: Avant-Garde Jazz, Afro-Jazz. Albums include Bitter Funeral Beer, Live in Frankfurt 82, and Praise Drumming.

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