Country & Eastern news – september 2011

Posted 2011-08-30

This is what happens in september 2011:

BEFIVE, that is Bengt Ernryd, Jonas Knutsson, Mats Öberg, Christian Spering and Bengt Berger will play three concerts in Stockholm; at Fasching on september 1 and at Glenn Miller Café on september 13-14. We will be recording all nights so if you want your applause to be part of the coming album or if you just like to hear good music, don’t miss out.

On september 11 (sic!) Bengt Berger will recieve the Jan Johansson award at a ceremony in his birth town Söderhamn. Very honoured.

On september 27 we have a release party for our next two albums:

PER TJERNBERG MUSIC IS MY SALVATION (CE18)

Percussionist/composer Per Tjernberg’s first album on Country & Eastern is actually his 12th album as a leader. He continues his later development using a large ensemble of great improvisers and a more jazz influenced expression. Multi-instrument genius Kjell Westling plays a central role on the album that turned out to be his last recording before his rather sudden demise in the fall of 2010. Release september 27.

and

Z.M. DAGAR & Z.F. DAGAR MIYAN KI TODI  –  A MORNING RAGA IN THE DHRUPAD TRADITION (CE19)

In the first Country & Eastern releases in 2005 we presented a classical indian evening raga, Malkauns, with Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, rudra veena, and his younger brother Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar, vocal. This recording from february 4, 1968 of an evening raga in the Dhrupad tradition, the most traditional form of indian classical music, was extremely appreciated among connoisseurs all over the world. The recording was done in Ustad’s house on a late evening and he was so thrilled with the recording that he wanted to do another one on the next morning, february 5, this time a morning raga, Miyan Ki Todi. The recording captures the morning mood of this raga in a wonderful way, listening to it in the morning is strongly recommended. Release september 27.

You can download a pdf with all info:
sep11_news_englishor in swedish:sep11_news_swedish

On your right you find presskits for the news and for the new albums, containing hires photos and info.