New Delhi, August 16 (IANSlife): Following the discharge of the hit album Unbounded – Abaad that includes legendary musicians like Bela Fleck and Ustad Zakir Hussain, Indian sitarist and composer Purbayan Chatterjee is ready to launch a brand new album titled Saath Saath with flautist and lifelong pal, Rakesh Chaurasia.
On Wednesday, a brand new single “Yaman Drut” – the second single from the seven-track album – was made out there on streaming platforms.
‘Saath Saath’, which was recorded earlier this 12 months in Mumbai, options seven raga songs of morning and night time and is scheduled for launch on September 9. It attracts inspiration from the unique spirit of the Raja custom and gives a wonderful audio expertise.
Purbian and Rakesh will carry out as a duet on August 14 at Carnegie Corridor in New York, accompanied by Ujas Adia on drums and Tawfiq Qureshi in percussion, and as a trio on August 20 in Jaipur.
Burbian music continually strives to bridge cultures whereas searching for new sounds and decoding basic approaches in new and modern methods. Whereas Saath Saath carefully adheres to the spirit and traditions of raga in type and sound, he’s additionally an evolution of a progressive Purbayan strategy to Indian classical music, which started in earnest a second after an epiphany throughout considered one of his many journeys to California in the course of the Nineties, when he was on a musical journey and immersed himself in Ali Akbar Faculty of Music, based by the good Sarod grasp, Professor Ali Akbar.
Burbien’s earlier recording “Unbounded – Abaad” from 2021 was a collaboration with banjo participant Bella Flick and Professor Zakir Hussain, amongst others, in a jazz and rock composition.
Recorded in a single or two takes, “Saath Saath” follows the development of the album as day and night time move, with the primary half of the album devoted to quieter morning songs and ultimate nightly raps, creating an escalation. As in “Yaman Drut”.
Burbayan and Rakesh have been pals for greater than 20 years, led the same musical path, and experimented exterior of classical custom. ‘Saath Saath’, which accurately means ‘doing one thing collectively’, brings the chemistry and friendship between Purbayan and Rakesh to the fore, and reveals the intimate dynamic between the couple, two souls uniting, via their devices, the sitar and flute.