272

Prasanna: Peaceful

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
After listening to Prasanna's Peaceful CD, I must say it is well named as it was ultimately relaxing in its widely meandering stroll through a myriad of styles. Prasanna injects soul and passion with grace into each composition. This raga rock, raga jazz, and even introspective raga acoustic guitar that delivers.

I was waiting for this release long before Prasanna was finished it. It's a highly unique, guitar-driven gem and was well worth the wait. It is refreshing to hear a musician thatreallyshows the spirit and techniques behind India's music instead of some Western or European artist attempting such.

If you like Steve Tibbetts, John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Shakti, Larry Coryell, and Stan Samole in that Beauty's Song sound-feel mixed in with some very India-styled jazz riffs and associated unique scales then grab this one. I found Prasanna quite impressive in his deft infusion of the Carnatic tradition into the Western ways of jazz and rock . . . pretty interesting grooves throughout and eclectic electric/acoustic introspective tinges too. There are moments where Prasanna even echoes that Pete Carr Not A Word On It guitar voicing and delivery. This is a must-have for guitarists seeking to expand their horizons and a must-hear for folks suffering jazz or rock ennui. Prasanna is a wondrous wake-up call for tired aural neurons.

And now a fantasy of mine . . . imagine Prasanna, Corrado Rustici, Carlos Rios, and Stan Samole all jamming together in an uninhibited electric, raga riffage, fusion binge in the vein of Nova's Vimana and "Mahavishnu" John with "Devadip" Carlos' Love, Devotion, and Surrender — Whoa, now that could bring serious spinal chills!

Cyberhome: http://www.guitarprasanna.com


Track Listing: 12 pieces total, for details seehttp://www.guitarprasanna.com

Personnel: Please seehttp://www.guitarprasanna.com

Year Released: 2001 | Record Label: Susila Music | Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock


Shop

More Articles

Read June CD/LP/Track Review June
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 19, 2017
Read The Final Concert CD/LP/Track Review The Final Concert
by John Sharpe
Published: February 19, 2017
Read Desire & Freedom CD/LP/Track Review Desire & Freedom
by Glenn Astarita
Published: February 19, 2017
Read On Hollywood Boulevard CD/LP/Track Review On Hollywood Boulevard
by Budd Kopman
Published: February 19, 2017
Read The Motorman's Son CD/LP/Track Review The Motorman's Son
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 18, 2017
Read "Concentric Circles" CD/LP/Track Review Concentric Circles
by Jerome Wilson
Published: July 30, 2016
Read "Nearly Extinct" CD/LP/Track Review Nearly Extinct
by Mark Corroto
Published: March 17, 2016
Read "Close Enough" CD/LP/Track Review Close Enough
by Budd Kopman
Published: August 8, 2016
Read "Visual Music" CD/LP/Track Review Visual Music
by Karl Ackermann
Published: April 27, 2016
Read "The Brothers Brown:  Dusty Road" CD/LP/Track Review The Brothers Brown: Dusty Road
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: March 7, 2016
Read "Sarabande" CD/LP/Track Review Sarabande
by Budd Kopman
Published: March 3, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!