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John McLaughlin: Liberation Time

Read "Liberation Time" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Perhaps the biggest success of Liberation Time is that its title feels sincere and not ironic. Such a sentiment could have easily come out as a cute bit of wishful thinking under the restrictions of pandemic life. Being who he is, though, John McLaughlin inevitably finds the value and positivity even in this strange state of affairs. “The wonderful thing about music is that you put the headphones on and you are all in the same room," he says in ...

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Ranjit Barot: Beautiful Collision

Read "Ranjit Barot: Beautiful Collision" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Ranjit Barot is a well-known figure in India's music industry, where for many years he has written film scores, produced Indie pop, and, more recently, composed and directed the music for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which were held in Delhi. Barot, who spent the first 12 years of his life in England, came to a wider audience as the drummer on guitar icon John McLaughlin's outstanding Floating Point (Abstract Logix, 2008). McLaughlin--who knows a ...

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Ranjit Barot: Bada Boom

Read "Bada Boom" reviewed by Ian Patterson


It's a Big Bang alright--bada in Hindi means big--a project of some ambition which unites the finest Indian musicians with some of the best from the jazz and fusion worlds. Together, they conspire to articulate Indian drummer Ranjit Barot's primal scream as a composer, and it's a spectacular and beautiful explosion. Barot spent his first twelve years in England, and this duality makes for a powerful musical cocktail, whereby diverse rhythmic, melodic and harmonic elements coexist as naturally as the ...

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Ranjit Barot: Bada Boom

Read "Bada Boom" reviewed by John Kelman


He was the rhythmic center of John McLaughlin's Floating Point (Abstract Logix, 2008)--an album that found the fusion guitar great exploring his decades-long interest in an east/west nexus from the electrified and harmony-centric angle of the jazz tradition, rather than the opposing angle of his longstanding and largely acoustic Shakti and Remember Shakti groups, which weighed more heavily on Indian music's linearity and polyrhythmic complexity. Now, reflecting Ranjit Barot's assimilation of the fusion and progressive rock music that he heard ...


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