Posted November 18, 2014

Three days of release concerts starting TODAY!

Spjärnsvallet and Sir Thomas Jäderlund Amazing Trio

TONIGHT (Nov 18): Thomas Jäderlund Amazing Trio at Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm
TOMORROW (Nov 19): Thomas Jäderlund Amazing Trio at Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (Nov 20): Spjärnsvallet AND Thomas Jäderlund Amazing Trio at Nefertiti in Gothenburg.

Our new albums will sell at an indecently cheap prize on all occasions.

Here is a review of both albums in Sydsvenskan in swedish.
About PLAYS JAZZ:
4/5 i Dagens Nyheter
4/5 i SvD

Listen to Pojkarna PDL w Spjärnsvallet
Listen to Blues Connotation w TJAT

Ecclusiastics w Tjat:



Posted November 2, 2014

Our November e-mail newsletters

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Info about our 2014 releases and release concerts:
Here is the english e-mail: http://www.countryandeastern.se/category/2014-november-eng/
och den svenska e-posten: http://www.countryandeastern.se/category/newsletter/2014-november-swe/ If you need more info, reach us at info@countryandeastern.se



Posted November 1, 2014

Spjärnsvallet releases AGAIN AND AGAIN! in concert on December 8

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Country & Eastern is very happy to announce the release of the album AGAIN AND AGAIN with SPJÄRNSVALLET at a joint release concert with XYLOFONORKESTERN‘s STORA BLÅ on November 8 at Las Vega in Stockholm.

One of the first groups to dig deep into ethnic musics of the world, Spjärnsvallet was formed in the early seventies when Bengt Berger who had studied music in India (and was on his way to Ghana), met Christer Bothén who had learned in Mali (and was on his way to Morocco) for a long collaboration with Don Cherry beginning 1973 in New York where INNOCENCE is recorded. This was the starting point for the group with likeminded associates Nikke Ström and Kjell Westling. In 1975 we recorded the minor classic album Spjärnsvallet together. Some material that was not released then or was shortened to fit the LP format makes up the main part of this album plus a recording the three of us did just now: AGAIN – in remembrance of deceased multi instrument genius Kjell Westling, where we improvise around a couple of the tunes we used to play 40 years back .

Christer, Beche, Nikke recording 2014 (photo Magnus Persson)
Christer, Beche, Nikke recording 2014 (photo Magnus Persson)

Read more in the album booklet and see the slide show at Spjärnsvallet

Spjärnsvallet rehearsing 1975

Spjärnsvallet rehearsing 1975

You will find a presskit att the Press/Info page



Posted October 25, 2014

Xylofonorkestern releases STORA BLÅ! Concert on December 8

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Country & Eastern is very happy to announce the release of the album “STORA BLÅ” (“BIG BLUE” – and that’s NOT a gigantic computer company) with XYLOFONORKESTERN (THE XYLOPHONE ORCHESTRA) at a joint release concert with Spjärnsvallet‘s Again and Again on November 8 at Las Vega in Stockholm.

The Xylophone Orchestra’s Big Blue is a music-pedagogy project at a day center for people with cognitive disabilities in Stockholm. Christer Bothén has composed rhythmic/melodic pieces while working continually with the members of the orchestra. The result is a music of their own – music that emanates from the talents of the musicians rather than from their limitations. An album to love and enjoy!

The Xylophone Orchestra The Xylophone Orchestra + C&E staff.

read more in the album booklet and see the slide show at Xylofonorkestern

You will find a presskit att the Press/Info page

(Spjärnsvallet’s album will be presented here in a couple of days)



Posted October 19, 2014

Four new C&E releases coming up! – October 2014 Newsletter

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All of the Country & Eastern releases in 2014 arrive in November this year. One great jazz album, one album of music pedagogic explorations with stress on MUSIC, one historic and up to date prog-jazz album and one historic recording of one of the great Karnatic singers, a full concert caught live on a 3 cd set. How about that for high class diversity!

We will present the albums one at a time during the next week or so, but here is the October Newsletter and dates for releases and concerts:
November 8: Xylofonorkestern presents the album “Stora Blå” and Spjärnsvallet presents “Again and Again” in a double concert at Las Vega, Stockholm.
November 12: Release date for Thomas Jäderlund Amazing Trio’s “Plays Jazz” but they have their release concerts at Glenn Miller Café in Stockholm on November 18-19 and at Nefertiti in Gothnburg on the 20th where they are joined by Spjärnsvallet in another double release concert.
Sangeetha Kalanidhi Neduneri Krishnamurthy‘s fabulous 3 cd-album “For Tradition, Turn to Nedunuri” with a complete Karnatic concert of three and a half hours has its international release on december 1 but we are happy to have a release function in Chennai, India on december 21. The venue is still to be announced. So please find out about these terrific albums.

Here are links to our newsletter about them. In English and Swedish:

C&E Newsletter - october 2014 in english

C&E Newsletter – october 2014 – English

C&E Newsletter - october 2014 in swedish

C&E Newsletter – october 2014 – Swedish