Bengt Berger Bitter Funeral Beer
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.
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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.
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