PEKKA POHJOLA — Harakka Bialoipokku / B the Magpie

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Album · 1974

Tracklist

1. Alku (2:11)
2. Ensimmäinen aamu (5:31)
3. Huono sää / Se tanssii... (6:49)
4. ...ja näkee unta (4:36)
5. Hereilläkin uni jatkuu (5:41)
6. Sekoilu seestyy (4:17)
7. Elämä jatkuu (7:47)

Total Time: 36:54

Line-up/Musicians

Pekka Pohjola - baixo, piano
Coste Apetrea - guitar (6)
Eero Koivistoinen - sax
Bertil Löfgren - trumpete (2-5)
Paroni Paakkunainen - sax
Tomi Parkkonen - drums, percussion
Pekka Pöyry - sax

About this release

Love Records – LRLP 71 (Finland)

Reissued in UK by Virgin in 1975 as "B the Magpie"

Recorded at Marcus Music, Stockholm (SWE), October 1974

Thanks to snobb for the updates

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Warthur
Pekka Pohjola's second solo album sees him growing beyond the influence of Frank Zappa and exerting his own intriguing vision of fusion. The Zappa influence is still there, but on this album Pohjola also shows an ability to slow things down and adopt a more sombre and melancholic mood here, a majestic and uplifting air there. This greater versatility helps distinguish the album from its predecessor and establishes a unique atmosphere which sets it apart from other efforts in the fusion genre, as well as Pohjola's work in Wigwam. Fans of Pohjola's first album will be well advised to check this one out and witness his growth as an artist.
Sean Trane
The pattern of his first album is repeated on his second effort (I don't know if this album was recorded after he left Wigwam or not , however) that got released in the UK as the Magpie. This is to say that the first side is very classicaly oriented much like a sort of chamber rock developped by some RIO artist much later in the 70's (not far away from Univers Zero) but again no clear musical direction appears here. Again , I have a preference for the second more energetic and jazzy side presenting again more of Pohjola's superb bass guitar play as well good brass playing sometimes captivating.

Pohjola's first two album came out as a 2 on 1 cd , unfortunately not doing justice to the artwork but might be an interesting offer, because both albums separately would take too much needed shelf space on the general proghead's collection.

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