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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 ...

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"Stonephace" Stabbins: Transcendental

Read "Transcendental" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

On his thirteenth birthday Larry “Stonephace" Stabbins, already a promising saxophonist, bought John Coltrane's Africa/Brass (Impulse!, 1961). The impact was immediate and long-lasting, as Stabbins writes in the liner notes to Transcendental. By the early'70s he was an established player on the UK jazz scene. Forty years on, the sound of Africa/Brass still influences Stabbins and ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Arun Ghosh: Primal Odyssey

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

Arun Ghosh

Primal Odyssey

Camoci Records

2011

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 ...