2012 release. From Guy Strazz "This music is about cross-cultural jazz, a phenomenon that from about 1960 becomes pivotal in the history of improvisation. The engaging work produced by musicians/groups such as John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi Shankar, Miles Davis, Shakti, Oregon, Charlie Mariano, and Joe Zawinul spearhead this approach. In this recording, jazz meets Brazilian and Indian music. The influences that I have absorbed over a long period are integral to my approach to jazz. Thus, the use of South Indian gamaka or flamenco-type falsetas do not feel, nor I hope sound, like borrowed elements. Rather,, they reflect a syncretic experience resulting from the music, musicians, and cultures that have, and still inspire me; as such, they represent the history of my musical identity".
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