Braz Gonsalves Pam Crain Louis Banks Explorations Recorded Live At Calcutta
To jazz obsessives, it was the most seamless melding of South Indian Carnatic music with jazz that had yet been recorded. Gonsalves had been playing jazz in an Indian way for at least two Braz Gonsalves Pam Crain Louis Banks Explorations Recorded Live At Calcutta by then.
Devapriya — which draws together tracks from several 45s and EPs that Gonsalves cut between and — refutes a misconception contained in many standard jazz history books. Most fans have been led to believe that John Coltrane in the mids was the first person to integrate elements of Indian music into jazz.
In reality, such innovations had been underway in India for at least a decade before Coltrane began to study raga theory. Indian jazz musicians in Bombay had been inflecting their melodies with Hindustani touches since at least the mids, both in the concert hall and in tunes they recorded for Hindi film soundtracks.
Gonsalves, though, took those efforts to yet another level. A native of Goa, the territory in western India that was a Yo La Tengo The Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science colony for years untilGonsalves grew up studying Western classical music in his parish school.
Curiously, his first job was in a circus band. But his talent was too enormous to be contained by a canvas tent and he was soon leading bands in prominent nightclubs in Bombay and Calcutta. Dwight later went on to join other Dwight had traveled a lot, and even landed up in the hills of Shillong. Where he played bass for another Manu Dibango Saxy Party Blues Band from India. He Tom Misch Geography composed a number of good songs which unfortunately never recorded.
His brother Luke Pattison has taken over the mantle from where Dwight left off. He plans to record all of Dwight's songs soon, iIn the latter years Dwight moved to Mumbai permanently and played alongside Adnan Sami for many years. Adnan payed a beautiful tribute in honour of Dwight. His family also organized the last gig, Musicians from all over India came to play for him.
It was a rocking show! Here are some Dwight's performances in the links below. Tommy Guitar Braz Gonsalves Pam Crain Louis Banks Explorations Recorded Live At Calcutta Smith is a legend, he has a distinctive sound and style that is a joy to listen to.
Born in India, Tommy now lives and performs in Melbourne, Australia and played with some famous bands and entertainers. Tommy is a member of the Anglo-Indian community and is a great ambassador and mentor. Mel Samuel is another great guitar player from Calcutta. His elder brother Alan Samuel was a tremendous rock star who has a real powerful voice. Both have dedicated their lives to education. Both brothers were in band called the" New Generations" in the earlier years, if I'm not mistaken.
Despite this, they present a glimpse of dynamism and originality that characterised the Indian jazz scene in the s — and of the abundant talents of Marvin Gaye Midnight Love. Jazz and gospel have long shared the same pew, so Gonsalves decision to devote himself to religious music may not be so unusual after all.
In fact, a clue to his future may have been contained in the title of the track that headlines this collection: Devapriya — a Sanskrit word that means Beloved of God.
Gimme Music by Pam Crain by tajmahalfoxtrot1. Pam Crain, who passed away on Aug 14, was one of the finest jazz musicians India has produced. On stage and off, she displayed the generosity that is such an essential characteristic of jazz.
RIP Pam. Used to be awed watching her sing. One night, a European couple sitting at the far end perked up when we played a jazz standard, clapped, and started sending us one request after another for jazz ballads and songs.
Used to be awed watching her sing. One night, a European couple sitting at the far end perked up when we played a jazz standard, clapped, and started sending us one request after another for jazz ballads and songs. Pam immediately took me under her wing, introduced me Dick Hyman The Man From ORGAN the European community in the city, and John and she became my great friends. We saw a lot of her at the Blue Fox, and she came to our home often, to drop her daughter Aileen Aileenie, we called her off for the day with Yvonne.
Like so many musicians of Braz Gonsalves Pam Crain Louis Banks Explorations Recorded Live At Calcutta generation, Pam barely recorded. Thanks to a recent batch of Lonnie Liston Smith Dreams Of Tomorrow acquired by Marco Paccifans now have access to her earliest tunes — a clutch of pop sides she cut in the mids.
The other side featured another Pam — Pamela McCarthy. Details about her here.
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