Gupta, Sameer / A Circle Has No Beginning
Album: A Circle Has No Beginning   Collection:World
Artist:Gupta, Sameer   Added:Jan 2018

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-01-23 Pull Date: 2018-03-27 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 25 Mar 18 Mar 11 Mar 4 Feb 25 Feb 18 Feb 11 Jan 28
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 21, 2018: Melange
Little Wheel Spin And Spin
4. Mar 07, 2018: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Little Wheel Spin And Spin
2. Mar 24, 2018: Music Casserole
Little Wheel Spin And Spin
5. Mar 03, 2018: the acupuncture hour of music
Little Wheel Spin And Spin
3. Mar 14, 2018: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Little Wheel Spin And Spin
6. Mar 01, 2018: Melange
With Blessings, Two Faces Of The Moon, Little Wheel Spin And Spin

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2018-01-18
Brooklyn-based percussionist and composer with Indian roots has created a masterful fusion album that draws the best from Eastern and Western; music to my ears and I hope to yours

NO FCC's; Favorite tracks: 1, 2, 6, 8, 12

**1 –(5:17) Little Wheel Spin and Spin – Buffy Sainte-Marie song I'm very partial to, done with vocals that are eminently intelligible as well as a sound tapestry that enfolds it; mesmerizing

*2—(5:34) Taiwa—homage to South African jazz pianist; beautifully rendered with violin, piano and synths

3—(6:49) Innocence in Harlem-- pretty jazz improv with synths, horns, keyboards, drums; Indian violin; East segues in and out of West

4—(3:37) Come Take Everything (Intro)-- very slow and South Asian and somewhat dissonant

5—(6:44) Come Take Everything-- picks up speed and sounds more Middle Eastern and then pretty much modern jazz

*6 –(6:25) Two Faces of the Moon – Native American Indian movement song paired with late night raga; American Indian meets Indian-Indian; lush

7—(7:08) Tyagaraja Dreams in Brooklyn – based on a tune by 18th century Carnatic composer—starts with mysterious soundscape; segues into rhythmic South Asian piece with jazz elements

*8—(8:45) With Blessings-- intro with jazz riffs builds on classic Golden Era Bollywood

9—(2:20) Crows at Sunset (Intro)-- soundscape starts with sitar coming in

10 – (6:17) Crows at Sunset – ominous-sounding motif sets in with Indian instruments playing in unison segues to western jazz

11—(3:41) Run for the Red Fort – jazz-infused raga

*12—(11:21) Prog-Raag Bhimpalasi-- spacious meditation on a melody from shennai master Bismillah Khan

Track Listing
1. Little Wheel Spin And Spin   7. Tyagaraja Dreams In Brooklyn
2. Taiwa   8. With Blessings
3. Innocence In Harlem   9. Crows At Sunset (Intro)
4. Come Take Everything (Intro)   10. Crows At Sunset
5. Come Take Everything   11. Run For The Red Fort
6. Two Faces Of The Moon   12. Prog-Raag Bhimpalasi