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Concetta Abbate, Leanne Friedman, Vasko Dukovski – Bit of Rain (Spotify)

Bit of Rain” blends Concetta’s uniquely deft layering of plucked strings, soft yet powerful voices, and shifting moods that are good sightlines into her mix of outsider folk w/ new classical touches."

Concetta Abbate As a performer she regularly plays violin and sings with a variety of ensembles in the New York area. Concetta is most known for her collaborative work with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), musical instrument builder Skip La Plante, photographer Vera Comploj and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records).

Raga No 1. (Bhimpalasi): Afternoon from “The Book of Ragas” by Charu Suri (raga jazz and Sufi). (Video)

The first combination of a jazz trio with Sufi sounds, “Raga No. 1:Bhimpalasi” is an afternoon raga, borrows from modal scales from India and makes it accessible to a Western audience. A brilliantly performed world music with jazzy influences.

Few words about Charu Suri:
The first Indian American jazz composer to premier work at Carnegie Hall, Charu Suri was born in South India and grew up learning both Carnatic music and ragas, and Western Classical music. She was a concert pianist from a very early age and played everything from Chopin’s Scherzi to Beethoven Sonatas by the time she was 14, and won an international piano competition at 15. In 2018, she formed her own jazz band, and started experimenting with using Indian ragas as the basis for her jazz trio compositions. Her “Book of Ragas” and “New American Songbook” program at Carnegie Hall in Dec. 2019 showed two completely different sounds in jazz, and won two Global Music Awards.

Any Gama – The Bunker Session: Running Ahead feat. AntiMatterHorns (Video)

Running Ahead is an original by Any Gama. It’s the first song we ever rehearsed, performed and recorded. A sweeping dynamic jazz fusion number, reminiscent of Snarky Puppy’s “Lingus”, it’s always our show opener and it always gets the crowd going. This time we took it to Bunker Studios in Brooklyn NY and recorded it live with 14 musicians, including a horn section powerhouse for which we collaborated with our friends from all-brass band AntiMatterHorns. The mixing and mastering was done by 14 times Grammy Award winning sound engineer Andreas K. Meyer.

Any Gama is a New York based, internationally faced, multicultural jazz fusion and world music group. We believe in speaking to everyone in the world with the language of music, and creating a conversation in that language using the tradition of jazz improvisation. We bring a message of peace and unity, because as long as we can all enjoy music and respect our cultural similarities and differences through it, we are all equal as human beings on this planet.



Soto – Shogun (Spotify)

Soto – Shogun

Nu Jazz

Shogun was written amidst a depressive episode for members of the band. It represented that strange place of pain and anxiety, it was a battle to write. Influence from Japan in Soto's writing led this song to be called Shogun. The song is full of space with lots of delay and echo on the guitar and drums which is use the ride to create a wall of sound.

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