All About Jazz

Home » Member Page

Bhasker Gupta

An avid music listener, with roots in Rock, Jazz and Indian Classical. Contributing for AAJ for some time now from the Indian perspective of Jazz...

About Me

I listen to Jazz, uh… listen to music. I hate to attach genre to music or should say that I am bad in doing that. Jazz to me has always signified music with free improvisation and far sister of Indian Classical music, which I came across during my student life in Varanasi, India. I am engineer by profession and did my undergraduate from Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi has always been considered the birthplace of Indian culture and its rich music is a free improvisation of the artist himself. I write with various music publications in India and am a fervent music collector.

My Favorites

  1. Indian Ocean - Desert Rain
  2. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brooks- Night Song
  3. Kohinoor Langa Group - Music from the Desert Nomads
  4. Pundit Jasraj - Maestro's Choice
  5. Jaco Pastorius - Word of Mouth
  6. Anouar Brahen & Jan Garbarek - Madar
  7. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
  8. Robert Miles & Trilok Gurtu - Miles Gurtu
  9. Sigur Ros - ()
  10. Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble - Silk Road Journeys