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    Posted: November 27 2008 at 14:24
One of the best bass players and composers of prog rock, Pekka Pohjola has died at 56.

Pohjola was an influential member of Wigwam and Mike Oldfield's group but is best known and most appreciated for his solo albums of the 1970's. This is a sad loss.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 14:29
This is tragic news, and 56 is way too young! Cry
 
Rest in Peace, Pekka!
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 14:33
Oh no! This comes as a complete shock to me! For three decades, 'Pekka Pohjola' has been a magic name to me: I've loved THE MATHEMATICIAN'S AIR DISPLAY ever since it was released, but I've only just started exploring Wigwam...

In his music he lives on!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 14:33
Cry


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 14:39
What a crappy year this is turning out...
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 14:42
A very sad loss.... :( 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 14:50
Originally posted by Kotro

What a crappy year this is turning out...
 
R.I.P.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 16:24
What a terrible year. Esbjörn Svensson, Rick Wright, Pekka Pohjola... Cry

I'm struggling to find the right words. To me, he was a genius - a word I don't use very lightly. Broken Heart

RIP, Pekka.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 16:27
Very sad news. He was absolute genius. I'll take my hat off...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 16:30
Like Frank Zappa with stricter quality control - a longtime favourite of mine. I'll be revisiting Heavy Jazz this evening I think; an immensely sad loss coming hard on the heels of Esbjorn Svensson and Rick Wright, as Jimbo pointed out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 16:31
oh no, that's awful, magnificent music.. 56, terrible


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 18:40
I was just at an Uzva gig, and after one song they said "this next song is for the memory of Pekka Pohjola" and played Metsonpeliä. I said "memory?! Shocked"out loud and the girl next to me explained that he had indeed just died... RIP, you great musician.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2008 at 20:11
Sad news indeed. Even though Mathematician's Air Display is the only album of his that I'm familiar with, I really like it a lot. I'm going to listen to it tomorrow.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2008 at 02:09
Cry Listening to "Hereilläkin uni jatkuu" fromHarakka Bialoipokku -lp. One of the greatest bass players gone... He was sick for some time before perishing, I've heard... Time has no mercy for anybody.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2008 at 02:15
Very sad news indeed.

R.I.P.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2008 at 03:33
RIP Pekka

In the late 70s my dad had a tape of Mathematician's Air Display, which I played over and over, without noting who it was by.  Apart from Pink Floyd it was my first introduction to any of the music now featured on PA
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2008 at 08:17
Yet another tragic loss in the world of prog. WIGWAM was a hell of a band while he was in it, and how can anyone deny that he provided a solid foundation for the ambitious pieces performed at Mike Oldfield's Exposed tour: he was precise, charismatic and original a a bass player, write and multi-instrumentalist.
  THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, MASTER!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2008 at 09:14
One more Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 28 2008 at 09:26
Very talented guy, what a sad day for proggers.  


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