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Pekka Pohjola - Harakka Bialoipokku [Aka: B The Magpie] CD (album) cover


Pekka Pohjola


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.23 | 181 ratings

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Sean Trane
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3 stars 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.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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