Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal - Monkey (1992)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 3, 2017
Jai Uttal - Monkey (1992)

Jai Uttal - Monkey (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 370 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: New Age, World | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Triloka (320194-2)

On Monkey, young Jai Uttal continued to fuse Indian spiritual music and American pop with generally pleasing results. Once again, he demonstrates his mastery of acoustic Indian instruments like the harmonium and the dotar while using electronic synthesizers in a very human and soulful fashion. Though some of the material bears some resemblance to secular Indian pop of the '90s, which also unites synthesizers and traditional instruments, Uttal's overall approach is far from secular. While Uttal's own songs (both instrumental and with vocals) are dominant, "Govinda" is a moving version of the time-honored Hindu prayer. Jazz improviser Peter Apfelbaum is heard on both tenor sax and drums, and a fair amount of jazz influence asserts itself on "The Hooded Serpent" and the title song.

Jai Uttal - Dial M For Mantra (2007)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 2, 2017
Jai Uttal - Dial M For Mantra (2007)

Jai Uttal - Dial M For Mantra (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 373 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: New Age, Downtempo | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sounds True (M1173D)

If you think you know the music of Jai Uttal, then get ready for a surprising adventure into uncharted territory. When remix artist Rara Avis of Shaman’s Dream began to break down Jai’s devotional classics in his Los Angeles studio, he discovered a hidden side to the kirtan that was "dripping with funk." With Dial M for Mantra, Jai’s soulful chant takes a metamorphic trip through the alchemical labs of a world music innovator - and emerges as delicious, downtempo "kirtronica."

Jai Uttal & Ben Leinbach - Lifeline (2014)  Music

Posted by varrock at Jan. 22, 2015
Jai Uttal & Ben Leinbach - Lifeline (2014)

Jai Uttal & Ben Leinbach - Lifeline (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 10 | 76:09 min | 175 Mb
Style: New Age, World | Label: Sounds True

Jai Uttal, one of the West’s foremost voices of India’s kirtan chant tradition, and multi-instrumentalist Ben Leinbach gather together their most loved recordings. Sequenced as an unfolding musical celebration, here are favorites of both the artists and their fans. Lifeline spans a decade of collaboration that reflects the myriad faces of kirtan and beyond—ranging from unadorned, primordial chant to layered, sacred sound immersions. It’s a musical odyssey that inspires us to soar—upward, outward, and into the radiant heart of the Divine. Co-produced by Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach.
Jai Uttal & Ben Leinbach - Loveland: Music for Dreaming and Awakening (2006)

Jai Uttal & Ben Leinbach - Loveland: Music for Dreaming and Awakening (2006)
256 Kbps MP3 → 140 MB | APE & CUE → 364 MB | Easy CD-DA | No Log
New Age / Ambient / Ethnic Fusion | Artwork included

Jai Uttal - Beggars and Saints (1994)  Music

Posted by Conde Luna at Sept. 24, 2007
Jai Uttal - Beggars and Saints (1994)

Jai Uttal - Beggars and Saints (1994)
MP3 | 2 parts / 256 Kbps | 122,0 MB - APE | 4 parts / 391,5 MB
New Age / Meditation / Ethnic Fusion| Covers included

Jai Uttal - Queen of Hearts (2011)  Music

Posted by varrock at March 7, 2017
Jai Uttal - Queen of Hearts (2011)

Jai Uttal - Queen of Hearts (2011)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 8 | 55:16 min | 133 Mb
Style: New Age, World | Label: Nutone

Grammy nominated Jai Uttal (2002 Mondo Rama) is a pioneer in the world of music community with his eclectic east meets west sound. His 2011 album and eleventh studio release, Queen of Hearts, is a unique mixture of reggae, ska, and samba rhythms, used as a backdrop for call and response, dance-oriented Kirtan, and invoking Queen Radha (Radharani), the bestower of devotion. Recorded in California, the eight track album was written and produced by Uttal alongside his longtime collaborator Ben Leinbach.
Jai Uttal - Return to Shiva Station: Kailash Connection (2014)

Jai Uttal - Return to Shiva Station: Kailash Connection
World, New Age | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 64:31 min | 161 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Sounds True | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 23-03-2014

Jai Uttal re-envisions his groundbreaking Shiva Station. This 2014 album brings us closer to the music itself with unadorned, intimate arrangements that illuminate directly the spiritual heart of each composition. Jai Uttal is a Grammy® nominee and a pioneer in the world music and yoga culture. His eclectic East-meets-West sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement.

Jai Uttal - Music for Yoga and Other Joys  Music

Posted by alpara at Jan. 11, 2009
Jai Uttal - Music for Yoga and Other Joys

Jai Uttal - Music for Yoga and Other Joys
World Ethnic | 2004 | 1CD | MP3 | 192 Kbps | 101 Mb

Music for yoga is such a cliché that you could slap that moniker on a Barry Manilow CD and have it sold as a soundtrack for Downward Facing Dog pose. Yoga music has become a made-to-order commodity, and rarely attains the level of art. The title Music for Yoga and Other Joys doesn't bode well, but then, it has Jai Uttal, a veteran of world fusion going back 15 years and a devotee of kirtan singing teaming up with multi-instrumentalist Ben Leinbach for a series of extended improvisations. Leinbach creates a shifting back drop of chilled, Indian-derived grooves and textures like liquid mercury dipped in a fractal swirl. It's a perfect modal backdrop for Uttal, who improvises freely on an Indian stringed instrument called the dotar, electric guitar, and even banjo. Pieces like the 26-minute "Govinda" extend in a free fall until a rhythm loop drops in. Uttal swaps to a fuzzed out electric guitar solo that eventually merges into an improvised kirtan, his voice coiling in note-bending spirals like soul singing from the east. This may be music for yoga, but it's the other joys that will keep you coming back.
Peter Apfelbaum & The New York Hieroglyphics - It Is Written (2005)

Peter Apfelbaum & The New York Hieroglyphics - It Is Written (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 375.33 Mb | 1:00:21 | Cover
Contemporary Jazz | Label: ACT Music (ACT-9437-2)

Saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum gathered together a new version of his Hieroglyphics for this record date, inspired by rediscovering fragments of music left over from the 1970s. Influenced strongly not only by avant-garde jazz but world music, the Hieroglyphics are, at times, reminiscent of Abdullah Ibrahim's groups, open to the rhythms, harmonies, and melodies of American, Latin, European, African, and Asian music. While the band has a strong group sound, Apfelbaum's nine originals cover a wide variety of music including the vocal-dominated "Titiwa" (featuring Abdoulaye Diabate), a number showcasing the leader on harmonium, some ensemble-oriented pieces, and others with short and fiery solos. Although not for the jazz purist, there is plenty of spirit to these performances, serving as an opportunity for Peter Apfelbaum to look both backwards and forward simultaneously.

Jai Bhim Comrade (2011)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 15, 2017
Jai Bhim Comrade (2011)

Jai Bhim Comrade (2011)
DVDRip | MKV | 700x558/708x572 | x264 @ 1850 Kbps | 180 min | 2,59 Gb
Audio: English-Hindi AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English hardcoded
Genre: Documentary

For thousands of years India’s Dalits were abhorred as “untouchables,” denied education and treated as bonded labour. By 1923 Bhimrao Ambedkar broke the taboo, won doctorates abroad and fought for the emancipation of his people. He drafted India’s Constitution, led his followers to discard Hinduism for Buddhism. His legend still spreads through poetry and song. In 1997 a statue of Dr. Ambedkar in a Dalit colony in Mumbai was desecrated with footwear. As angry residents gathered, police opened fire killing 10. Vilas Ghogre, a leftist poet, hung himself in protest. Jai Bhim Comrade shot over 14 years, follows the poetry and music of people like Vilas and marks a subaltern tradition of reason that, from the days of the Buddha, has fought superstition and religious bigotry.