In the 1950s, some of the first waves of a third stream" music flowed through the works of Gunther Schuller, John Lewis, and others working to harmonize the traditions of American classical (jazz) and European classical music. Thanks to communication technology, the world has grown both bigger and smaller in the decades since passed. Today, visionary musicians such as the Bombay Dub Orchestra work to synthesize a new third stream" that brings together the historic, modern, and popular music traditions of Western and Eastern cultures to chart their own new path toward a profoundly global musical village.
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A dream deferred is not always a dream denied.
In the late 1990s, the UK-based team of composer/arranger/pianist Andrew T. Mackay and producer Garry Hughes (Art of Noise, Sly & Robbie, and the particularly pertinent Pink Floyd Orchestral Project) traveled to India to record Bombay's top session players for a project by Spellbound, a duo from India based in London. I produced and Andrew arranged, Hughes recalls. It was a fantastic experience recording these guys, and on the plane coming home we thought how great it would be to make an orchestral chill-out record with these players. In ...read more