This book on Indian names consists of 20 brilliant pieces, contributed by academicians from leading universities and institutes in the country besides three American universities - New York, Texas and California. Personal names, nicknames, surnames, pen names and place names covered in here represent almost every language family flourishing in the subcontinent.
Founded in the early 90s, Saddar Bazaar is a stoney-free acid folk combo from Bristols (UK) hugely inspired by the heavenly harmonies of indian droning raga. They released their first album back in 1995. This first effort provides a dynamic mixture of fuzzing acid rockin' chords and effervescent raga scales. The following albums will stress the absolute entranced acoustic aspect of their musical signature. Gorgeous, repetitive and ritualistic.
Ever curious, courageous and endlessly creative, virtuoso guitarist and musical mastermind Pat Metheny takes on John Zorn’s Masada songbook to create some of the most soulful and adventurous sounds yet heard in the Book of Angels series. Turn up the volume and revel in the breadth of imagination in these remarkable arrangements featuring Pat on a huge arsenal of instruments, and the powerful Antonio Sanchez on drums. Pat Metheny continues to surprise and experiment with new musical frontiers well into the 21st century. Released in coordination with Nonesuch, this is a match made in Heaven—essential!
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz steps out on his own to make one of the most primal and tribal installments in the Book of Angels series. Drawing on his Sephardic roots, Shanir plays gimbri throughout, giving the music a primeval Moroccan edge. Featuring the intense guitar pyrotechnics of Eyal Maoz and Aram Bajakian (who recently has been tearing it up in Lou Reed’s new band) and the atavistic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, this is Ritualistic Jewish Rock for the 21st century by a brilliant young lion from the East Village via Brooklyn/Israel!