Thums Up

Chapter Seven

The Jazz in Sweden award in 1988 was given to the  Chapter Seven group. The founder of the group, Bengt Berger,  born in 1942, is one of Sweden’s foremost drummers and percussionists. Since the end of the 1960s he has played in/founded a large number of jazz and cross over groups and constellations. He has played with musicians from a wide variety of musical styles.

Bent Berger has studied the art of Tablas in India and he is a specialist in West Africa drumming.

1986 he formed Chapter Seven, a group with a singular setting influenced by West African music: Two drummers, two bass players, three saxophonists and, occasionally, trombone. All the members of the group are renowned jazz musicians and you can by right call it a super group. Anders Kjellberg plays drums together with Bengt Berger, Anders Jormin and Sergei Muchin play double bass, Tomas Gustafson, Roland Keijser and Lennar Åberg play soprano and tenor saxophones and Nils Landgren participates on trombone.

The group plays mostly its own compositions with a West African and Indian touch, tunes by Ornette Coleman and Jaques Offenbach are also included and provide a kind of framework for the improvisations.

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    • 1.
      The Opener/Closer Music: Ornette Coleman
    • 2.
      From La Belle Helen Music: Jacques Offenbach
    • 3.
      Babar Music: Bengt Berger
    • 4.
      Thums Up Music: Bengt Berger
    • 5.
      8 Limited Music: Trad
    • 6.
      Först 83´ Music: Sergei Muchin
    • 7.
      Kora Song Music: Don Cherry
    • 8.
      Kopula de Tri Music: Bengt Berger
    • 9.
      Penye Gahu Music: Trad
    • 10.
      The Opener/Closer Music: Ornette Coleman
  • Total playtime 48'35

Compact Disc // CAP 21361 // Jazz in Sweden // Jazz // Releasedate: 1 January, 1990