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Reels to Ragas

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
18-11-2013
Label:
Barcode:
5060230392332
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
KEDCD41
Reels to Ragas
Reels to Ragas

Description

The debut album from Scotland's contemporary music group Red Note Ensemble, founded by cellist Robert Irvine and including violinist Jacqueline Shave. They are joined on this maiden voyage by prolific internationally acclaimed tabla player Kuljit Bhamra. Together they explore journeys; long, short journeys - going there and coming back. A unique recording of repertoire written/arranged specially for tabla and string trio.

The album features covers of John Mayer's "Prabhanda", "Jhalla" and "Tihai". The Anglo-Indian, Mayer was a pioneer of cross-cultural musical fusions in the '50s and '60s working with jazz saxophonist Joe Harriott amongst many others. The musicians also rework Jacqueline Shave's "Machair to Myrrh", which conjures an ocean trip from the Outer Hebrides to the shores of Morocco. Robert Irvine contributes the cool bitter-sweet longing of "Love Song", which echoes the haunting version of Robert Burns' "Ca' the Yowes", beautifully sung by Stephanie Irvine.

Personnel: Robert Irvine (cello), Jacqueline Shave (violin), Kuljit Bhamra (tabla, percussion, toombi), Clare Finnimore (viola)

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Himalaya
  3. Always Welcome
  4. Machair to Myrrh
  5. Stargazer
  6. Ca' the Yowes
  7. Billy Bhangra & His Bolly Bongos
  8. Love Song
  9. Devil in the Kitchen
  10. Jhalla
  11. Lament for R J Lockhart
  12. Running Late
  13. The Gypsy's Hornpipe
  14. Tihai
  15. Prabhanda
  16. Gloomy Night
  17. Raga Mela
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