Learn How

We need your help in 2018

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for readers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

1

Kishon Khan and Lokkhi Terra at London Latin Jazz Festival

Gareth Thomas By

Sign in to view read count
Kishon Khan and Lokkhi Terra
London Latin Jazz Festival
PizzaExpress Live
London
October 20, 2017

Lokkhi Terra, led by Bangladeshi-born pianist Kishon Khan, brought their fusion of Bangladeshi folk and Afro-Cuban jazz to London Soho's Pizza Express Jazz Club on 20th October, as part of 2017's London Latin Jazz Festival. The band immediately got off to an energetic start of fiery Latin jazz driven by an excellent rhythm section with Javier Camilo on percussion and vocals. A quintessentially Cuban groove had been mastered here, similar to the likes of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Shortly into the gig Khan introduced Pandit Dinesh, dubbed the "Godfather of Asian Percussion," and explained how Cuban rhythms—particularly the Cuban clave rhythmic pattern—can combine with that of Asian traditional music. This skillful blend that has been achieved was demonstrated, particularly in a three-way call and response percussion break between Camilo and Oreste Noda on Latin percussion, and Pandit Dinesh on tablas. The two seemingly contrasting styles do not stick out from each other but instead came together almost naturally, creating an attractive fusion of the two, to which the inclusion of electric guitar and keyboard further added a bluesy funk and jazz rock vibe. Towards the end of the set, musician and guest curator of the festival, Eliane Correa, joined Kishon Khan on stage, and the concert was brought to a close with an explosive unison between keyboard and piano.

Kishon Khan and Lokkhi Terra have created their own multicultural sound through the fusion of Latin and Asian music and delivered it brilliantly, in a thoroughly enjoyable and energetic presentation for the London Latin Jazz Festival.

Tags

Related Video

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers @ NYC Winter Jazzfest Live Reviews Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers @ NYC...
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: January 15, 2018
Read Carl Bartlett, Jr. at Jazz At Kitano Live Reviews Carl Bartlett, Jr. at Jazz At Kitano
by Keith Henry Brown
Published: January 13, 2018
Read Kurt Rosenwinkel at Chris’ Jazz Café Live Reviews Kurt Rosenwinkel at Chris’ Jazz Café
by Victor L. Schermer
Published: January 2, 2018
Read Terence Blanchard at Christ Church Cranbrook Live Reviews Terence Blanchard at Christ Church Cranbrook
by Troy Dostert
Published: December 29, 2017
Read Gary Peacock Trio at the Regattabar Jazz Club Live Reviews Gary Peacock Trio at the Regattabar Jazz Club
by Nat Seelen
Published: December 27, 2017
Read "Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band at the New York City Baha’i Center" Live Reviews Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band at the New York City...
by Tyran Grillo
Published: October 24, 2017
Read "An Evening with Pat Metheny at The Barre Opera House" Live Reviews An Evening with Pat Metheny at The Barre Opera House
by Doug Collette
Published: January 20, 2017
Read "Brilliant Corners 2017" Live Reviews Brilliant Corners 2017
by Ian Patterson
Published: March 27, 2017