Larry Coryell guitar
Hubert Laws flute
Ronu Majumdar bansuri (Indian flute)
Rajesh Rajbhatt pakhawaj (percussion)
Mumbai Jazz is a spectacular jazz/raga mix-up matching fusion legends Larry Coryell (guitar) and Hubert Laws (flute) with India's foremost bansuri player, Ronu Majumdar. Percussionist Rajesh Rajbhatt completes the line-up on the rarely heard pakhawaj, a two-headed drum offering a deeper, rootsier alternative to the tabla.
All four musicians are accomplished performers and composers in their own right: Coryell just about invented jazz-rock; Majumdar has collaborated with Ry Cooder and George Harrison; and CTI-Records star Laws recorded with Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald and even played on Gil Scott-Heron's 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.'
This brilliant collaboration has resulted in powerful new works exploring the melodic richness of raga and dynamic rhythmic interplay common to both Indian classical music and jazz. Join us for an evening guaranteed to sound like nothing you've heard before!
Advanced booking recommended. Programme subject to change without notice. This tour is promoted by the Asian Music Circuit, the leading promoter of Asian music in the UK.
Dates & Venues
Thursday 14 April 2011, 20:00
Gateshead Old Town Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne
Tickets £12 (£10 conc.) on 0191 433 6965
Monday 18 April 2011, 20:00
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London
(This performance is part of the Alchemy Festival)
Tickets £13 (£6.50 conc.) on 0844 875 0073
Tuesday 26 April 2011, 20:00
St George's, Bristol
Tickets £11 on 0845 40 24 001
Saturday 30 April 2011, 20:30
Porgy & Bess, Vienna (Austria)
Tickets 25 on +43 1 512 88 11
Each concert lasts approximately 2 hours 15 minutes total (including interval).