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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Sounds and some live Sun Ra

Read "New Sounds and some live Sun Ra" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week a selection of new releases together with a classic live performance from Sun Ra. There's music from David Sanford, Manny Kellough, Mauricio Rodriguez, The Heavyweights Brass Band, Avataar, Barry Deister and we're closing with some great improvisation from Tim Green and Massimo Magee. Playlist David Sanford “Immersion" from A Prayer For Lester ...

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Petal

Label: InSound Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Agra; Banda Aceh; Monsoon; The Long Dream; Infinite open; raudra; Petal (the Space Between) Ishwar; Annapoorna; Petal (ephemerata).

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Article: Album Review

Avataar: Petal

Read "Petal" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


While growing up in the Northern Ontario mining town of Sunbury, he was known as “Sam." But in his early twenties, Sundar Viswanathan reconnected with his Indian name and heritage, and, through several conservatory courses spanning North Indian classical to Turkish maquam music, dove deeply into his Indian musical roots as a saxophonist and composer.

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Article: From the Inside Out

India to Italy, Brazil to Slovenia–Where WON'T Jazz Go?

Read "India to Italy, Brazil to Slovenia–Where WON'T Jazz Go?" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Avataar Petal Self-Produced 2016 While growing up in the Northern Ontario mining town of Sunbury, he was known as “Sam." But in his early twenties, Sundar Viswanathan reconnected with his Indian name and heritage, and, through several conservatory courses spanning North Indian classical to Turkish maquam music, dove ...

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Article: Album Review

Avataar: Petal

Read "Petal" reviewed by James Nadal


A simplified definition of classical Indian music can be characterized as Hindustani from the north, and Carnatic from the south. Though both are based on the raga system of melodic scales, Hindustani's structure is open to improvisation, whereas Carnatic is more scientific and devotional in its approach. Saxophonist Sundar Viswanathan, although a longtime resident of Canada, ...


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