Ramamurthy, Arun Trio / Jazz Carnatica
Album: Jazz Carnatica   Collection:World
Artist:Ramamurthy, Arun Trio   Added:Oct 2014

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Album Review
Kamla Bhatt
Reviewed 2014-10-20
Jazz and Carnatic, South Indian classical music come together in this album aptly titled "Jazz Carnatica," by New York-based jazz trio led by Indian-American Arun Krishnamurthy. Arun plays the violin & Perry Wortman is on bass & Sameer Gupta on drums. Both, Arun and Sameet trained in Western & Indian classical music.

The album consists of original compositions by Arun along with famous compositions from 17th to 21st c. Arun has re-imagined the older compositions & infused it with jazz elements.

All tracks work. Play any one.

***1. Beautiful & melodic Carnatic composition. Composed by Swati Tirunal (1813-1846)
**2. Starts off on a typical Carnatic note & mid-way you hear the jazz influence.Composed by Muthuswami Dikishitar (1175-1835) , one of the trinity's of Carnatic music.
**3. Starts off on an ominous note (bass) & lightens up. Marc Cary's piano adds that 4th Dimension & the jazz flavor.
***4 Delightful & charming fusion of Carnatic & Jazz sounds. Aptly titled as Simple Joys. Composed by Muthiah Bhagvathar (1877-1945).
***5. The drone- typical of Indian classical music gives the musician an opportunity to display their versatility.
***6. Beautiful & pleasant instrumental track. Melodic. Composed by Narayana Teertha (1650-1745).
***7. Arun's virtuosity in violin shines, A wee bit sad. Around 2.45 the track's tempo changes & the sadness fades.No wonder it's titled "Delusions."
***8 Love the starting rhythm that morphs into a beautiful, lyrical piece.
9. "Revatii" has a certain Carnatic zing that Arun's violin provides. Has a nice beat & tempo that underscores the Carnatic & Jazz elements of the trio. Composed by Lalgudi Jayaraman (1930-2013).

Kamla Oct 2014

Track Listing
1. Dhanasri   5. Darbari Kanada
2. Maha G   6. Govardhana
3. 4th Dimension   7. Delusions
4. Simple Joys   8. Conception
  9. Revati