Kolkata-based Indian Jazz Fusion/Modern Jazz outfit The Bodhisattwa Trio have released their self-titled third album, under the banner of Croatian Record Label Intek Music, thus making it a first-of-its-kind Indo Croatian venture. This album promises to take listeners on a sonic journey from ambient trip hop to Industrial drum-n-bass to contemporary jazz, backed up by rhythmic foundations of Indian classical music, parallelly driving the album conceptually towards the abstract, conflicting and grey areas of the human mind, hence “calling” it The Grey Album.
The trio, with Bodhisattwa Ghosh (compositions, guitar), Premjit Dutta (drums) and Arunava Chatterjee (keyboards & synth bass) delivers a sound that crosses over the barriers of genres and one that can only be termed as “unique,” with special emphasis on harmonic and rhythmic expansion, expressionism, theme and variation, virtuosity and spontaneous improvisation.
Following their second album release in 2016, they have played in festivals across India and have performed in England, Slovenia, France, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Lithuania in the last two years, and will be touring in Europe with their new album in summer 2019.
An Overview Of Their Previous Album Heart Of Darkness (2016) “It is a tumultuous sonic trip that swerves unpredictably between Jazz, Experimental and Lo-Fi” —Rolling Stone Magazine
“It is so far the darkest album in modern Jazz by any contemporary Jazz band from this part of the world” —Unite Asia
“Best Indian independent album of the year 2016." —Mid Day Mumbai
“Surfing the new wave of experimental, noisy Jazz is Kolkata guitarist Bodhisattwa Ghosh, with his astounding trio’s second album Heart of Darkness” —pick of the year 2016 by The Hindu, Bangalore (India)