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Clarinet Tales with Arun Ghosh

Read "Clarinet Tales with Arun Ghosh" reviewed by Nick Davies

This show features an interview with clarinetist Arun Ghosh from the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. We talk about everything, from music in general to his composing and the recorder. We also discuss his latest album But Where Are You Really From. Plus lots of new music from artists like D.F.A. through to Beledo. Playlist DFA “La Ballata de S'isposa 'e Mannorri “ from The Invitation to MoonJune Records, Vol 01 (MoonJune) 2:13 Doubt “The Invitation" fromThe Invitation to ...

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Arun Ghosh: A Very British-Asian Jazz Head-Space

Read "Arun Ghosh: A  Very British-Asian Jazz Head-Space" reviewed by Ian Patterson

If clarinetist/composer Arun Ghosh continues as he's going there's a danger he'll soon dethrone saxophonist Gilad Atzmon as the UK's hardest-working jazz musician. In between gigs, festival appearances and European tours, Ghosh is busy writing music for theatre, film, dance and multi-media events. His relatively short recording career has been marked by a refusal to stand still and a desire to explore. Two highly acclaimed albums, Northern Namaste (Camoci Records, 2008) and Primal Odyssey (Camoci Records, 2011) celebrated Ghosh's British ...

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Arun Ghosh: A South Asian Suite

Read "A South Asian Suite" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

One second? No. Five seconds? Getting there. Ten? Almost. Fourteen seconds. That's how long it takes. Fourteen seconds into “The Gypsies Of Rajasthan," and the first of A South Asian Suite's irresistibly danceable grooves jumps out of the speakers. The idea that jazz is a music for dancing may sometimes seem a rather alien notion these days, but British-Asian musician Arun Ghosh--clarinetist, composer and bandleader--hasn't lost sight of this crucial characteristic. Of course, Ghosh isn't just drawing on ...

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Arun Ghosh: A South Asian Suite

Read "A South Asian Suite" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Clarinetist/composer Arun Ghosh's first two albums catapulted him to the forefront of the UK jazz scene. The British-Asian's beguilingly eclectic influences from India, the Middle East and UK urban culture spawned music on Northern Namaste (Camoci Records, 2008) and Primal Odyssey (Camoci Records, 2011) that interwove haunting melodies, groove-driven ensemble play and ecstatic soloing. Ghosh won the approval of both mainstream jazz fans and World Music aficionados, becoming a regular performer at festivals, clubs and melas alike. Here, Ghosh returns ...

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Arun Ghosh: Primal Odyssey

Read "Primal Odyssey" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Clarinetist Arun Ghosh's debut, Northern Namaste (Camoci Records, 2008), signaled the arrival of a significant musician/composer on the UK jazz scene. Blending Indian and western instruments, Ghosh drew 12 musicians from Indian folk and jazz traditions to create something utterly fresh sounding; lyrical and highly melodic, celebratory and swinging, Ghosh's obvious virtuosity on clarinet was a thrilling bonus. Primal Odyssey sees Ghosh head a leaner quintet. Leaner, too, the instrumentation, with the tabla, sitar, harmonium, dhulak, bayan, piano and strings ...

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Arun Ghosh: Primal Odyssey

Read "Primal Odyssey" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Primal Odyssey, the second album from British/Asian clarinetist and composer Arun Ghosh, is yet more evidence that the Northwest of England is a creative center for some of the most stylish contemporary jazz. Admittedly, Ghosh is now based in London, but the towns of his formative years must take some of the credit for nurturing and encouraging his talents. As a writer and performer, Ghosh is developing a formidable reputation, which this album can only enhance. The ...

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Arun Ghosh: Primal Odyssey

Read "Arun Ghosh: Primal Odyssey" reviewed by Chris May

Arun GhoshPrimal OdysseyCamoci Records2011 There you are, waiting for the next Indo-Jazz album to arrive, and then two come along at the same time. October 2011 has already seen the release of Grand Union Orchestra's If Paradise (Red Gold), and now here comes clarinetist Arun Ghosh's Primal Odyssey. It has been a long wait too, in Britain anyway, particularly for Indo-Jazz with a Bengali flavor--since Ghosh's debut set, ...


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