C&E Newsletter – November-15

Posted 2015-11-21

Berger Knutsson Spering in India – Praise for our new albums – Beches Brew gives two concerts in preparation for the India tour in January – Spjärnsvallet live in Denmark – The C&E Christmas Calendar

Berger Knutsson Spering in India
We were invited to take part in the centenary celebrations of tabla guru Pandit Taranath, who Bengt started learning from 50 years ago. During October Berger Knutsson Spering played concerts together with many of our gurubhais in Manipal, Mangalore, Anandashram, Parse and Panjim and we had a fantastic time together. Photos were taken, recordings and filming were done and they have started to pop up here.

Big praise for our September releases
CE34 “Upon reflection – even after the first hearing, actually – it’s hard to imagine a finer album from a contemporary quartet.” – Raul daGama
CE35 “Highly moving. Highly recommended” – Eyal Hareuveni
CE36 “A master class from two greats” – Maria Lord

Beches Brew – 2 concerts before touring India
This week we start by giving a concert in Alvesta Blues & Jazz tomorrow night (November 21), after that we will spend the next week in Gothenburg rehearsing for our tour to Chennai and Mumbai in January. We will play together with some of the greatest musicians in Karnatic and Hindustani music (their names will be revealed in our next newsletter), its gonna be GREAT! Beches Brew‘s last performance before that will be next Wednesday at FOLK in Gothenburg, November 25 at 7 p.m. (Mats Öberg is missing in this photo)

Spjärnsvallet gives two concerts in Denmark
Christer Bothén, Bengt Berger, Nikke Ström and David Stackenäs will play in Aarhus on December 11 and at Global in Copenhagen on December 12. Spjärnsvallet!

The traditional C&E Christmas Calendar
Each year you can hear all the songs from our Christmas album during December, one a day. Just go to countryandeastern.se and the song of the day will be heard from December 1 up to December 26.