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Masala - the India Jam series


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Here's something live from the vault of old recordings. Recorded in India - where I lived on and off a while back - it features Bikram Singh, a gifted bansuri flute player I had the opportunity to occasionally jam with. Trained in indian classical music, the beauty is that his playing was also grounded in folkloric music as he was raised in a village where he picked up the flute at a tender age. Also playing here are a friend of his on tablas, and a friend of mine on bass. We made an afternoon session the day before I left the country, as I wanted to capture something of the wonderful moments we had playing together.

The piece is based on chords of mine, largely improvised, though we quickly worked out a theme I'd already found, for the occasion. I tweaked the audio file to the best of my ability in Logic.

Enjoy.
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Uploaded: May 01, 2009 - 12:03:24 AM
Last Updated: May 01, 2009 - 11:20:24 AM Last Played: Mar 10, 2017 - 04:19:23 PM
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diamondvalley said 2921 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Wow!
Amazing playing. Moving and infectious. Thanks for sharing. This deserves lots more plays.
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Boundless said 2920 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Thanks Diamond
Glad you enjoyed it - we made a few more pieces that afternoon
that I may post by and by. Thanks again !
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awigze said 2920 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Boundless
Love how this builds- How special that you were able to capture this... and able to share.
A
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Boundless said 2920 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Hey Andy
I'm happy I did. It was really a last minute thing - we had often talked of recording something and yet. . .

Thanks for dropping in.
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Doadars Uncle said 2920 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Beautiful!
Sooo nice. Soothing. It pulls away from time. Which is ok, 'cause I'm waiting for projects to be written up and have a nice stretch to enjoy this piece.

The transition is awesome! Life. Cool stuff, man!
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Boundless said 2920 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Thanks Deodars !
Happy you enjoyed it - I just rediscovered that afternoon's session myself and felt it was worth sharing here.
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Reinholt56 said 2920 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Hi Boundless........
I love this sort of music and this live take is wonderful.

I hope you post the others that you have.

Take care.

Paul
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Boundless said 2920 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
I probably will
It's just a matter of taking the time to tweak them - the original audio file is rather thin. Glad you enjoyed it !

Thanks for passing by, Paul.
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Feter said 2920 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Masala
A true meditation ...the ensemble is fabulous ...the flutist just made
a very spheric intro to a whole colorful picture yet to come by you
giving this guitar the way to fly ...amazing ...and impressive how you
captured the essence of the music ...this is genuine and wonderful ..
thnx alot for sharin such gem !!!!
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Boundless said 2920 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Ah yes
That time in India sure influenced my playing. Well, then.
Hmmmmm. It would be good if I'd integrate now
something of that feel. . .

Anyhow. Thanks Feter !
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guygrooves said 2920 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Very cool
This draws you in and keeps you there for the duration. Very interesting music. I reeally enjoyed this.
Peace
Guy
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Boundless said 2920 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
Glad you did Guy !
Thanks for dropping a line.
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LunaTrick said 2920 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Very classy...
I'm enjoying the rich and varied vein of music that you are bringing to this site. I particularly like the dharma in this piece.. nicely done!
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Boundless said 2920 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
The dharma
That's fitting. Thanks for the appreciation Luna
- it's appreciated.
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VicDiesel said 2917 days ago (May 4th, 2009)
Short for an Indian composition
(I sometimes go to Indian classical concerts. They seem to think that 3 hours is a short concert!)

This is great stuff. Indian music is different from western, but on a deep level all musicians communicate the same way, and this piece resonates even with people (like me) who don't recognize all that goes on in that alaap.

Your flutist friend is a great musician!
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Boundless said 2914 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Hey Victor
Well, you'll be happy then - I should post another one soon of 18 minutes !

Yes, he is a great flutist. Actually won quite a few national competitions in his homeland. It was always delightful jamming with him. Plus, he is a very sweet man.

Happy you enjoyed it !
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Char said 2914 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Very interesting
and arresting. Sounds alien or primordial but also familiar. A festive piece. Thanks.
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Boundless said 2914 days ago (May 7th, 2009)
Festive
Yes, it is. Alien, primordial and familiar ? Spicy mix !

Thanks for listening and passing by, Char.
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Reisinger said 2856 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
great
great, great :) spontaneous, lively, spacious
Boundless said 2856 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Hey Matt
Spontaneous, that it was.
And great fun too.

Thanks for listening
and dropping
a line !
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