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Bengt Berger

Special Musician Bengt Berger was born in 1942. Started playing drums at age 20. Studied tablas and pakhawaj for late Pandith Taranath since 1964. Studied mridangam for late Vindwan P.S. Devarajan since 1968. Has accompanied major Indian musicians. Studied and played Xylophones, Ewe- and Brong-Ahafu- drumming in Ghana for two years in the mid-seventies. Played jazz and improvised music in Arbete & Fritid, Rena Rama, Ett Minne För Livet, Spjärnsvallet, Arkimedes Badkar and worked with Don Cherry for years. Initiator and leader of Bitter Funeral Beer Band, Chapter 7, Old School, Berger-Knutsson-Spering (collectively), BENT and Beche’s Brew Has written music for a number of plays, a movie and has created a visible concert, “Van Huygens’s Principle” where four musicians did a wordless play. Was recently involved in a major research project about words and rythm in theatre. Teaches non-european music. Composer. Founded and runs the Country & Eastern label, specializing in high quality ethnic and contemporary music, archival and newly recorded.

Blue Blue

Label: Country & Eastern
Released: 2016

Blue Blue

Label: Country & Eastern
Released: 2015
Track listing: Frankly; Beyond; My Sequence; Kim's Corner; Old and New Blues; Tar Shehnai; Maximum; Babylon; Blue Blue; Motsols; La Rana Cansada; Max Gura.


Bengt Berger / Jonas Knutsson / Christian Spering / Max Schultz: Blue Blue

Read "Blue Blue" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Swedish trio of drummer Bengt Berger, saxophonist Jonas Knutsson and bassist Christian Spering has been working for 19 years, often hosting different musicians-friends. This versatile trio aesthetics blended natural elements of modern jazz with East-Asian and West-African rhythms and Swedish folk music. The trio was voted as the Swedish jazz group of the year more ...

Music Is My Salvation

Label: C3 Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: The Pythagoras Suite: 01 The Secret Society of Sound; 02. The Believers; 03. Vertical Horizons; 04. The Gardens of Obatalá; 05. Portrait of Malin; 06. a Kjell Westling / b Miniature; 07. Kalimba Interlude; 08. Rejoice Be Thankful Rejoice Make a Joyous Noise. Composizioni e arrangiamenti di Per Tjernberg.

Bengt Berger: Beches Brew BIG + BAG

Label: Country & Eastern
Released: 2013
Track listing: BIG: Babel Twist; Till Mera; Over The Hill; Penye Gahu; Seven Stops To Heaven; Metapolka; Djupet; Pain; Pizza Excess; Edith; Morfars Schottis. BAG (Bonus): The Largo Swamp; Neander Tala; Dr Apa; Over The Hill; Dawn; Eight Fortyfive A.M.; Pain; Happy Hindu.


Bengt Berger: Beches Brew BIG + BAG

Read "Bengt Berger: Beches Brew BIG + BAG" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Swedish master drummer and bandleader Bengt Berger calls his own label Country & Eastern, a title that suggests a fresh mix of new modes of expression and impulses from some of the great musical traditions of the world. Berger claims that this label provides the best Al Dente music, and when it comes to his nine-piece ...


Per Tjernberg: Music Is My Salvation

Read "Music Is My Salvation" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Tre coordinate: Archie Sheep, James Brown e il Frank Zappa orchestrale. Dedicato al compositore Kjell Westling (1942-2010). Richiami e citazioni da Harry Partch, Don Cherry, Alice Coltrane, Phil Spectors, Santeria, Hermeto Pascoal, Garth Hudsons, Herbie Hancock, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Igor Stravinsky. Il primo lavoro di del multistrumentista e compositore svedese Per Tjernberg è una sommatoria ...


Bengt Berger: Beches Brew

Read "Beches Brew" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Se riconsideriamo il titolo di questo album, dopo averne ascoltato il contenuto, siamo tentati di aggiungere da qualche parte la frase che spesso troviamo alla chiusura di un film o di un romanzo: “ogni riferimento è puramente casuale". Questa dichiarazione cautelativa la dovremmo collegare a Bitches Brew, il capolavoro del Miles Davis elettrico. Il titolo di ...

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