Brooklyn Raga Massive — In D (Nov. 21, 2020)INDIA flag                                                                                           Brooklyn Raga Massive — In D (Nov. 21, 2020)
♠  Brooklyn Raga Massive je 25členný kolektiv progresivních hudebníků, zakořeněných v indické klasické hudbě, ale inspirovaný jazzem, západní klasikou, rockem a ono je to ještě košatější. Právě teď je v Brooklynu kritické množství podobně inspirovaných hudebníků. To je jejich sound. Všimněte si: v sestavě je i ANDY STATMAN! BRM představuje týdenní koncert různých kapel nebo indických klasických aktů, po kterém následuje jam session nejvyššího kalibru. Výsledkem je polyfonní mix, ve kterém koexistuje několik naskládaných rovin témat a dronů nad vznášejícími se rytmy. Jako album, které téměř nevzniklo, In D porazilo šance. A to je úžasná věc.
♠  „In D“ is Brooklyn Raga Massive’s homage to Terry Riley, the legendary musician and composer credited with launching the genre of minimalism in 1964. It was inspired by the correspondence between Riley and members of BRM after the composer heard the group’s recording of „In C“.
♠  The composition is based on a suite of 3 ragas that incorporates Riley’s concept of short musical cells that musicians can repeat and embellish at will. This is a single take of music, recorded by a diverse community of 25 musicians, all masked and 6’ apart, in the midst of the 2020 pandemic in New York City. The performance was premiered at the Ragas Live Festival, the penultimate set of 24 hours of music, and was followed by a solo performance by Terry Riley himself.
♠  We hope that the joy we felt making music together for the first time in many moons emerges in these tracks and are grateful to Christopher Deputato and the Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation who made this dream come true.Brooklyn Raga Massive — In D (Nov. 21, 2020)
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Album release: November 21, 2020
Record Label: Northern Spy
Duration:     47:05
Tracks:
1. In D: Part 1 — Raga Bihag   14:23 
2. In D: Part 2 — Raga Bairagi   13:45
3. In D: Part 3 — Raga Darbari   18:57
Personnel:
Neel Murgai, Sitar, Conductor
Abhik Mukherjee, Sitar
Galen Passen, Sitar
Samarth Nagarkar, Vocal
Josh Geisler, Bansuri
Jay Gandhi, Bansuri
Trina Basu, Violin, String Section Leader
Arun Ramamurthy, Carnatic Violin
Charlie Burnham, Violin
Gwen Banks, Violin
Marika Hughes, Cello
Jake Charkey, Cello
Andy Statman, Mandolin, Clarinet
Kane Mathis, Kora, Oud
Aaron Shragge, Trumpet, Shakuhachi
David Ellenbogen, Electric Guitar
Gyan Riley, Electric Guitar
Damon Banks, Electric Bass
Sameer Gupta, Tabla
Roshni Samlal, Tabla
Ron McBee, Conga, Multi Percussion
Tripp Dudley, Frame Drums, Multi Percussion
Lauren Crump, Cajon, Timpani
Vin Scialla, Vibes, Riq, Timpani
Mari Tanaka, Tanpura, Sruti Box, Harp
Credits:
“In C” Composed by Terry Riley 
Produced by Neel Murgai
Music Direction by Neel Murgai
Recorded Live at Joe’s Pub at the Public [425 Lafayette Street New York City, NY 10003~7021] https://publictheater.org/programs/joes-pub/ on Jan. 11, 2017
Sound Engineer: Jon Shriver 
Recording Technician: Milton Ruiz
Recorded at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music 9/24/2020
Recorded by Jay Newland
Recording Services Provided by Audiosmith Digital Solutions
Assistant Engineers: Matthew Soares, Carlos Mora, Joe Cilento, Nikki Grande
Edited, mixed and mastered by Kane Mathis
Produced by Christopher Deputato, David Ellenbogen and Neel Murgai
With support from the Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation
Artwork by Prasanna Sheth
Design by Adrien Tillman
Composed by Neel Murgai, David Ellenbogen, Jay Gandhi and Abhik Mukherjee
℗ Raga Massive, Inc 2020
Website: https://www.brooklynragamassive.org/
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