Here are our 2017 releases!
Country & Eastern Newsletter August 2017
From August 24 you can enjoy three wonderful new albums:
ORI VARIATIONS, BECHES INDIAN BREW and LIVE IN BOMBAY 1967!
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BECHES Indian BREW (CE38)
A golden album with live recordings from the October 2016 tour of Sweden that Beches Brew did with the wonderful Karnatic maestros Akkarai Sisters (vocal and violin), Shreesundarkumar (kanjira) and Jayachandra Rao (mridangam) plus Ghanaian Master drummer Doe Kushiator.
The Beches Indian Brew project started in January 2016 with concerts in Chennai, Mumbai and Pune together with some of today’s greatest musicians in the Karnatic and Hindustani traditions and last October the wonderful Akkarai Sisters accompanied by Jayachandra Rao and Shreesundarkumar paid us a return visit. My old teacher Ewe Master Drummer Doe Kushiator from Ghana also joined. We did a two week tour and had a great time, making good music together. The albums includes recordings from our concerts at Umeå Jazz Festival, the Stockholm Jazz Festival and Malmö.
Here is a video from the album: Congo Square
ELISABETH ENGDAHL – THOMAS GUSTAFSSON: ORI VARIATIONS (CE37)
Five years after their first album ”Piece in Peace” we release Ori Variations with Elisabeth Gustafsson and Thomas Gustafsson, one more album for soprano saxophone and church organ. This time Thomas has written all the music. The words by Niklas Rådström from their first album are still valid:
”All around are to be found empty acoustic rooms and silent organ pipes waiting to be filled with new music. Churches are increasingly important concert venues and with these pieces Elisabeth Engdahl and Thomas Gustafsson have created music to fill the vaults with sounds to vibrate far beyond their walls.”
M.R. GAUTAM – PANDIT TARANATH: LIVE IN BOMBAY 1967 (cex19)
Khyal maestro M.R. Gautam from Benares had come to Bombay for a private concert in November 1967. One of Pandit Taranath’s students was accompanying him on tabla. Pandit Taranath was invited for the concert and once there he was asked to ”sit in” for a few pieces and the audience was excited when he sat down on stage and played for some 40 minutes. As there is very little recorded music with any of these famous musicians we are happy that we brought the Nagra tape recorder and were allowed to record the concert.
This album is only available in digital format.