Tuesday, March 31, 2015


One of my recent trips abroad took me to Finland. As I was fortunate to be able to spend some time in Helsinki, I also visited the excellent Digelius Music record shop, specialised in jazz, avant-garde and world music.
When I asked shop owner Emu Lehtinen if he knew of any Finnish bands that had recorded any Frank Zappa compositions, he told me that he had gotten the very same question a couple of hours earlier. Imagine that. He showed me the Ambrosius Ensemble album. The one with Napoleon Murphy Brock, recorded live in Hamburg. He had sold their Zappa Album earlier the same day...

Browsing through the second-hand section, I did find this excellent Bengt Berger Old School album: "All Time High", featuring the fabulous Mats Öberg on vocals, clavinet, moog, accordion and harmonica.
What a treat.

Digelius Music, Laivurinrinne 2, Helsinki, Finland.

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