Essence of duality
Indian Sitarist Meets Jazz
"When it comes to world fusion music revolving around Hindustani classical music, a template was set in stone by Shakti. But that template can be blown out of the water – as Hindol Deb, a sitarist from Germany, proves with Essence of Duality.'' - S K Chaudhuri - Songlines
The history of the sitar in jazz dates back from the late-1950s or early-1960s with artists like Ravi Shankar, Joe Harriott, Tony Scott, Alice Coltrane, Miles Davis, Yusef Lateef, Ornette Coleman, and Shakti.
Hindol Deb is a musician, composer and educator who collaborates with a wealth of other artists: German double Bassist Sebastian Gramss, swedish duo Mattias and Nina Perez, Marina Abramovic, and Markus Stockhausen - to name a few.
One of his projects is Essence of Duality, a jazz quartet where Indian instruments and musical elements play their parts, rather than orchestrating the music. A throbbing double bass, swinging drums and a smooth piano forms the band's musical bedrock, on which the sitar presents its case.
The result is a very engaging experience, leaning heavily towards jazz.
Available in concert all through 2022/23
Hindol Deb – Compositions, Sitar, Vocals | Clemens Orth – Piano | Christian Ramond – Double Bass | Jens Düppe – Drums
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