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Album Review

Charu Suri: The Book of Ragas Volume II

Read "The Book of Ragas Volume II" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


New sounds in jazz often come from countries other than America, where the music was born. Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto introduced the lilting rhythms of Brazil; the prolific pianist/bandleader Satoko Fujii brings an avant-Japanese frame of mind to the music, and .numerous Scandinavian artists--Jan Garbarek, Trygve Seim, Tord Gustavsen and the Marcin Wasilewski Trio--have introduced a Nordic cool sound. And then there is India, bringing violinists Arun Ramamurthy, Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana to mind, ...

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Album Review

Charu Suri: The Book Of Ragas

Read "The Book Of Ragas" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Charu Suri takes piano jazz and combines it with the sounds of her native India on The Book Of Ragas. The set is a freshening of the format, with vocalist Apoorva Mudgal, a performer of ghazals (lyric poems) and Sufi music, contributing. Suri first recording, 2019's Lollipops For For Breakfast (Amala Records), took its inspiration, in part (the title tune) from her daughter's unconventional first meal of the day request. It also offered up a beautiful cover of ...

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Album Review

Charu Suri: Lollipops for Breakfast

Read "Lollipops for Breakfast" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


It is a funny word, “lollipop." A melodious roll of the tongue terminated by two percussive “P" sounds separated by one puff of air, ended by another. A musical word, occasionally showing up as an integral part of a song: “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows," Leslie Gore's 1963 pop hit; 1958's “Lollipop" by the Chordettes; 1956's “My Boy Lollipop" from Barbie Gayle; “My Girl Lollipop," a 1982 recording by the group Bad Manners; and not forgetting “On The Good Ship Lollipop," ...

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Take Five with Charu Suri

Read "Take Five with Charu Suri" reviewed by Charu Suri


About Charu Suri Born in South India, Charu Suri started playing the piano at the age of five, and also studied the veena as well as Carnatic music (vocals). A concert pianist since the age of nine, Suri has performed in several venues in India, including Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi, as well as in the United States and Europe. She won an international piano competition at the age of fifteen, started composing at a very young age and ...


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