I've long been passionate about the music of India, having spent several years in John Mayer's classic band 'Indo-Jazz Fusions', and I've even spent time playing Bollywood film music! Thus it was natural to want to explore further collaborations.
Put together for the 2009 London Jazz Festival, this is an exciting collaboration with two leading lights of the Indian classical music scene. Hand drum masters Sri Balachandar and Sri Prathap regularly play with stars such as Ravi Shankar, U.Srinivas and Kadri Gopalnath.
Sri Balachandar - mridangam
Sri Prathap - ghatam and kanjira
Stefano Kalonaris - guitar
Carlos Lopez-Real - alto sax