Content by tag "India"

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Transcendence 2.0: Louiz Banks pays tribute to Jazz legend Oscar Peterson in Mumbai

Transcendence 2.0: Louiz Banks pays tribute to Jazz legend Oscar Peterson in Mumbai

Louiz Banks is India's pre-eminent jazz pianist, composer, film and record producer. He is also a Grammy nominee and fondly called the “Godfather of Indian Jazz." Transcendence is an annual event where performers pay tribute to legends of Indian & Western jazz music. This year’s Transcendence 2.0, which took place on June 8th in Mumbai, saw ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Bodhisattwa Trio Release Their 3rd Studio Album

The Bodhisattwa Trio Release Their 3rd Studio Album

Kolkata-based Indian Jazz Fusion/Modern Jazz outfit The Bodhisattwa Trio have released their self-titled third album, under the banner of Croatian Record Label Intek Music, thus making it a first-of-its-kind Indo Croatian venture. This album promises to take listeners on a sonic journey from ambient trip hop to Industrial drum-n-bass to contemporary jazz, backed up by rhythmic ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Vinay Kaushal

Vinay Kaushal is a Composer, Guitar Player and Music Educator based in India. He is an alumnus of the Musician's Institute, Hollywood (GIT). Having grown up in a musical family, Vinay's playing boasts of a unique stylistic versatility with a repertoire that includes genres like the blues, funk, jazz, rock and fusion. Having always enjoyed composing, Vinay writes music with intricacies that are rarely stumbled upon. His guitar recitals have a unique artsy accent to them, while his compositions are discerning of his individuality. Vinay officially endorses Fender Musical Instruments and Ernie Ball Strings in India and has been affiliated with both since 2015

NEWS: EDUCATION

Where's The Beat? From Ancient Rhythms To Future Grooves For Gizmos, Gadgets And Thingamajigs

Where's The Beat? From Ancient Rhythms To Future Grooves For Gizmos, Gadgets And Thingamajigs

The classic “world beat bible" by Matthew Montfort is now bringing these ancient rhythms into the grooves of the future with content for digital audio workstations, sequencers, computers, tablets, smartphones, CD players, and other gizmos! Where's the Beat? A. West Africa, Bali, and India, birthplaces of polyrhythm, gamelan, and tala.
B. Within every performer, where ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Introducing India’s Digital Music Industry

Introducing India’s Digital Music Industry

An emerging market which is taking its sweet time to emerge, Ed Peto here offers us a view of the India's digital music industry, taking into account both its enormous market potential, and the many barriers which stand its way. Guest post by Ed Peto of Outdustry This article, authored by Outdustry’s Ed Peto, originally appeared as a feature in the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Shye Ben Tzur: Music For The Upliftment of the Soul

Read "Shye Ben Tzur: Music For The Upliftment of the Soul" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

The Urdu word Junun denotes “Passion"and that is the perfect term to describing not just the breathtaking interplay and common purpose among the many diverse musicians taking part in this project, but also the deep spiritual love that emanates from this music and takes up everyone in the excitement of the moment: playful, joyous and inclusive. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sanjay Divecha and Secret: Sanjay Divecha and Secret

Read "Sanjay Divecha and Secret" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Ravi Shankar has passed, but sounds from India continue to filter into the American jazz consciousness via the children of immigrants: pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana of Karavika; violinist Arun Ramamurthy.

But India-born Sanjay Divecha, who spent fifteen years in the United States, and studied at ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Prasanna: All Terrain Guitar

Read "All Terrain Guitar" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

As a solo artist, Prasanna (Raga Metal Conversations, Raga Bop Trio) doesn't record that often, but when he does, it's usually an impressive musical statement, incited by his ferocious licks and unique convergence of Indian Carnatic music with a Western muse. For example, check out his previous outing, which is an East-West tribute to Jimi Hendrix ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tarun Balani Collective: Dharma

Read "Dharma" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Drummer / composer Tarun Balani's previous album, Sacred World (Self Produced, 2013), offered audiences a fresh look at the synthesis and Indian music and jazz. On Dharma, Balani steps back a bit from the music of his homeland. The result is still an invigorating listen. Balani's composing here makes extensive use of hypnotic, propulsive ostinati. Conceptually, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dhruv: Voyage

Read "Voyage" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It's been a few years since Berklee-trained guitarist/composer Dhruv Ghanekar last crossed AAJ's radar. That was at the Borneo Jazz Festival 2011, where his quartet powered through a jazz-fusion set of the highest order. For his second recording as leader the Mumbai guitarist--who has performed with sarangi maestro Sultan Khan, Zakir Hussain and Scott Kinsey--shows off ...