Bitter Funeral Beer Band's second LP from 1987 was just released.
”Bitter Funeral Beer” became an instant classic after its release on ECM in 1982. Bengt Berger and the Bitter Funeral Beer Band followed it up with ”Praise Drumming” on the Swedish label Dragon in 1987, an album that has been very hard to find on vinyl since long.
Dragon now releases it on cd and it has stood the test of time remarkably well with its mix of traditional music from Ghana with modern themes like ”Praise Drumming for ANC” and the funeral piece ”Pire for Palme” (the Swedish prime minister had just been shot dead while walking with his wife in the center of Stockholm).
Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Percussion – Björn Hellström