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  posted on 10/24/2007 at 11:03 PM
I've known this was in the works for a while now, so it is cool to be able to spread the word -Derek Trucks jamming with Jerry Douglas and Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman at the 2008 Savannah Music Festival. Actually, Derek is late to the game when it comes to world music slide guitar. Bob Brozman has been putting out duet albums with string musicians from around trhe world for decades. Debashish is a classical musician in the Indian sense from his native India, who also invented the 22-string slide instrument called the chaturangui, and Jerry Douglas traveled and played in India many years ago with Russ Barenburg and Edgar Meyer and befriended Indian musician V. M. Bhatt, who invented his own version of the guitar called the Mohan Veena, and the end result was the ground breaking album by Douglas and Bhatt called "Bourbon and Rosewater."

But folks, there is a lot more on the bill than just that.
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www.savannahmusicfestival.org

The World Of Slide Guitar

Series sponsored by NATIONAL OFFICE SYSTEMS.
April 3, 2008 7:30 PM

Series: Big World of Music

This guitar summit will showcase four completely different variations of slide guitar in an unprecedented concert that should be one of the Festival's most unique productions.

Derek Trucks has developed one of the most distinctive voices on electric slide guitar by incorporating southern blues, jazz, gospel and Indian music to form his unique phrasing. Jerry Douglas is responsible for countless innovations on the resophonic guitar, a.k.a. dobro, as evidenced by more than 1,000 recording credits and twelve Grammy® Awards. Debashish Bhattacharya is one of the standard bearers in contemporary Indian classical music. His playing has produced new techniques and maximized the range of each of his three instruments. Through his studies of music in many different societies, and involvement in recording projects and tours featuring Hawaiian, Delta Blues, West African, Indian, Okinawan, Caribbean, Gypsy and world island music, Bob Brozman now performs what he calls "World Blues" music on traditional acoustic guitars. All four artists will perform with their ensembles and in a variety of pairings throughout the evening.

Price: $75, 45, 35, 25, 15

Venue: Lucas Theatre for the Arts

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PREMIERE PERFORMANCES, SINGULAR U.S. APPEARANCES BY INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AND UNIQUE PRODUCTIONS HIGHLIGHT 2008 SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Stewart Copeland, Blind Boys of Alabama, Audra McDonald, Wycliffe Gordon, Porter Wagoner & Marty Stuart, Angelique Kidjo, Emerson String Quartet, Cherryholmes, Derek Trucks Band, Beaux Arts Trio, Bla Fleck, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Garrick Ohlsson, Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby and others contribute to Georgia's largest musical arts event

Savannah, Georgia - The Savannah Music Festival (SMF) unveiled its ambitious 2008 program, a 17-day musical arts marathon featuring nearly 100 events that comprise Georgia's largest music festival. The not-for-profit organization announced that between March 20 and April 5, 2008, its expansion will continue with an array of premieres, one-time-only productions, singular U.S. appearances by international artists and a wealth of educational initiatives. The 19th annual festival will be spread throughout theatres, auditoriums, clubs, open-air thoroughfares and historic places of worship in the old seaport city at the start of its 275th anniversary year.

The 2008 SMF includes extensive amounts of original programming, making it one of the nation's most distinctive musical arts events. SMF 2008 premieres commissioned works by drummer Stewart Copeland, just off of a world tour with The Police, and jazz trombone great Wycliffe Gordon. Inventive and singular productions such as The World of Slide Guitar features virtuosos Jerry Douglas, Derek Trucks, and Debashish Bhattacharya, while Piano Showdown showcases masters such as Hank Jones, Marcus Roberts & Eric Reed. An unprecedented array of classical music concerts spotlights Sensations, six originally conceived chamber music programs under the musical direction of Daniel Hope, and a rare performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Robert Spano conducting pianist Garrick Ohlsson playing the third piano concerto by Rachmaninoff.

”We relish producing this panoply of events in the backdrop of one of America's most beautiful and historic cities,” said Rob Gibson, SMF Executive & Artistic Director. “Our primary objective continues to be introducing more people to engaging musical experiences because they provide us with meaning and with a distinctive type of pleasure and emotional stimulation. The musical arts help us to not only develop our own individual senses, but they provide a common bond that benefits the general populace.”

SMF continues to combine a diverse array of regional and American musical genres - jazz, blues, Cajun, zydeco, country and bluegrass - with an amalgamation of acclaimed international styles performed by artists whose works are often unfamiliar to U.S. audiences. More than 50 artists from outside the country appear during the 2008 festival, including the brilliant Brazilian mandolin player Hamilton de Holanda, who leads his explosive quintet in its only U.S. engagement. The 25-year old Spanish vocal prodigy Antonio Pitingo, in only his second U.S. appearance, displays his “flamenco soul” singing that has captured the imagination of his native country. Contemporary West African music (Angelique Kidjo), modern Portuguese fado singing (Ana Moura), traditional Persian artistry (Ali Akbar Moradi) and acclaimed Indian dance (Nrityagram) are also showcased in special productions.

Educational initiatives also remain at the forefront of SMF's mission. The expanded SWING CENTRAL High School Jazz Band Competition and Workshop offers an opportunity for first-class instruction to some of America's finest young musicians over three days of workshops with jazz masters in a variety of clinics and master classes. Another SMF series affords more than 13,000 students from surrounding counties the opportunity to attend age-appropriate concerts featuring outstanding musicians in historic theaters.

Beginning Thursday, October 25 at 8 a.m., 2008 Festival tickets and series passes may be purchased. To order tickets, please visit www.savannahmusicfestival.org, call 912-525-5050 or visit the box office at 216 E. Broughton Street.

2008 SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHEDULE by series

DEEP IN THE SOUTH sponsored by Kennickell Print and Communications
Blind Boys of Alabama with Adolphus Bell, Soul Gospel greats with one-man blues band opening
Porter Wagoner & Marty Stuart, Special appearance of two country music icons on one stage
Carolina Chocolate Drops, Young African American Piedmont stringband
Red Stick Ramblers, Cajun, western swing and Gypsy jazz

SAVANNAH JAZZ PARTY sponsored by Critz, Inc. and Mercedes-Benz USA
Piano Showdown, Featuring Eric Reed, Carl “Sonny” Leyland, Hank Jones and Marcus Roberts
Swinging Around the World, Featuring Italian vocalist Roberta Gambarini, Swedish guitarist Andreas Oberg, NEA Jazz Master Hank Jones, tenor saxophonist Todd Williams and others
West Coast Jazz Meets Southern Swing, Featuring Eric Reed Trio with Jeff Clayton from the West, Marcus Roberts Trio with Marcus Printup from the South

GREAT PERFORMERS sponsored by Memorial Health Daniel Hope and Sebastian Knauer, Long-time collaborators perform works by Schubert, de Falla and Mendelssohn
Emerson String Quartet with special guest Wu Han, Han joins America's leading string quartet
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Robert Spano, with Garrick Ohlsson, Special performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and Rachmaninoff's third piano concerto
Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler leads this 52 year-old piano trio on its final tour

ANY ERA MUSIC sponsored by VeriSign, Inc.
Blues in the Night, with Nappy Brown, Bob Margolin, Adophus Bell and others
Derek Trucks Band, Southern rock slide virtuoso and contemporary rock guitar god
An Evening with Stewart Copeland
PREMIERE of original work
Screening of Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out, followed by Q&A The Sparrow Quartet, Abigail Washburn, Bla Fleck, Casey Driessen and Ben Sollee

PIANO PRODIGIES
Yundi Li, The youngest to ever win the International Chopin Competition at age 18 in 2000
Yu Kosuge, Outstanding technique and beautiful touch distinguish this young master's playing
Jonathan Biss, At 27, Biss has already established a flourishing international career


CONNECT AMERICANA sponsored by Connect Savannah, Connect Statesboro, and Charles and Rosalie Morris
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Cajun music greats
Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, Bluegrass and mountain music with piano Cherryholmes, Phenomenal bluegrass family band
Steep Canyon Rangers, Bluegrass powerhouse from North Carolina

DIVINE DIVAS Jennifer Larmore, One of the world's leading mezzo sopranos
Audra McDonald, Four-time Tony Award winner and astounding vocalist
Ana Moura, Rising star of Portuguese fado music


ECHOES OF IBERIA
Hamilton de Holanda Quintet, Brazilian mandolin virtuoso leads a stellar group of musicians
Gabriel Grossi & Daniel Santiago, Brazilian guitar and harmonica duo Pitingo, Sole practitioner of “flamenco soul,” and one of the most entrancing vocalists alive
Angelique Kidjo, Ana Moura opens, the queen of Afropop with fado diva opening
Tiempo Libre, The top timba group in the U.S. hosts a dance party

SENSATIONS sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Harrison
Six intimate concerts of original chamber productions in historic venues curated by Associate Artistic Director, Daniel Hope, featuring Zuill Bailey, Ivan Chan, Philip Dukes, Emerson String Quartet, Daniel Hope, Annika Hope, Benny Kim, Sebastian Knauer, Josephine Knight, Patrick Messina, CarlaMaria Rodrigues and Wu Han.

BIG WORLD OF MUSIC sponsored by National Office Systems
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Enchanting Odissi dance accompanied by Oriya music ensemble
Ali Akbar Moradi, Traditional Persian lute master and composer
The World of Slide Guitar, Featuring Derek Trucks, Jerry Douglas, Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman

JAZZ NOW & FOREVER sponsored by Robert and Jean Faircloth
Boogie Woogie Piano: Carl “Sonny” Leyland, British born boogie woogie scholar and performer
Andreas Oberg Quartet, young Swedish swing and Gypsy jazz guitarist
The One and Only Wycliffe Gordon, Premiere of original work by Wycliffe Gordon and Swing Central Finale

GEORGIA ON MY MIND sponsored by Georgia Music Hall of Fame and Georgia Department of Economic Development
Modern Skirts, Melodic piano-driven power pop from Athens
Sweet Singing Harmony Harmoneers, Jubilee gospel quartet from Atlanta
Scrapomatic featurimng Kristina Train, Acoustic blues-based group with Savannah native and recent Blue Note signee, Train
Fa So La Workshop, Sacred Harp Singing w/ Richard Delong
Sean Costello/Eric Culberson, Full-throttle electric blues from Atlanta and Savannah

SILENCE IS GOLDEN sponsored by Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureau
Silence Films with piano accompaniment by Rick Friend
Buster Keaton in The Scarecrow and Sherlock, Jr.
Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail

15th ANNUAL AMERICAN TRADITIONS COMPETITION sponsored by Memorial Health
Long before American Idol, there was the American Traditions Competition. Amateur vocalists sing from the American songbook and compete for over $30,000 during this 4-day event that attracts entrants from across the country. Esteemed 2008 judges include Kirby Shaw, Shirlee Emmons, Jacqueline Hairston, Sandra Walker and Gregory Broughton.

THE MUSIC EDUCATION SERIES sponsored by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
More than 13,000 students from Chatham County schools are bussed into downtown Savannah for age-appropriate concerts performed by world-class musicians in historic theaters. A total of 19,500 students are served by 2008 music education programs, free of charge.

About the 2008 SMF Poster Design
Each year, SMF engages students from Savannah College of Art & Design in a contest for the design of its poster. The 2008 poster winners are Margaret Poplin (first place) and Tom Schmuck (second place).

About the Savannah Music Festival
The Savannah Music Festival is Georgia's largest musical arts festival and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. SMF is building a robust history on its devotion to living, vibrant musical traditions, regularly producing premieres, commissioned works and rare regional appearances by renowned artists in jazz, classical, blues, bluegrass, gospel and other styles of American and international roots music. Artists collaborate, students and master musicians intermingle, vocalists showcase their talents and communities uplift and celebrate over seventeen specially conceived days and nights.




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  posted on 10/24/2007 at 11:47 PM
Oh my.... This would be an amazing show! May just have to pencil this one in

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 06:40 AM
Thanks DH; this looks very interesting. I just have one question, who is "Bla Fleck"? Bela's milktoast brother? Always looking for an excuse to get to the coast, as my friend on Tybee Is. has a new boat!

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 12:18 PM
This should be an amazing show, and a chance for some folks to bridge the gap between what Derek and other members of the ABB listen to and are into, and some fans of the ABB that aren't hip to the wide breadth of music out there. Hats off to Savannah for putting this together.

 

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  posted on 10/25/2007 at 12:26 PM
So we now know the Beacon will not run into April. Thanks

 

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  posted on 11/12/2007 at 04:34 PM
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BOB BROZMAN DELIVERS SOME

POST INDUSTRIAL BLUES ON HIS NEW

RUF RECORDS CD, DUE JANUARY 15, 2008

ATLANTA, GA - Ruf Records announces a January 15, 2008 release date for world-class multi-instrumentalist Bob Brozman’s latest CD, Post Industrial Blues. The new album features a passionate Brozman playing and singing at his improvisational best. He plays a variety of National guitars, as well as Hawaiian guitar and ukulele, banjo, dobro, and an assortment of stringed instruments from all over the world, ranging from the Okinawan sanshin and Greek baglama to the 22-string chaturangui (inventted by Debashish Bhattacharya) and 14-string gandharvi from India.

A master of many world music styles, Brozman brings a multitude of influences to Post Industrial Blues from India, Africa, the South Pacific, and the Caribbean, but anchors it all with the rootsy sound of blues and Americana. His choice of additional percussion – including an array of non-traditional instruments such as a knife blade, grass clippers, disassembled marimba pipes and a broken toy piano – give the music an almost otherworldly feel at times, but Brozman brings it all back home in his own inimitable style. The new album also reunites him with bassist Stan Poplin and drummer Jim Norris, both mainstays of his earliest albums from the 1980s.

Throughout Post Industrial Blues, Bob Brozman enhances the stunning instrumental performances with many original and contemporary lyrics, including songs about American geo-politics (“Follow the Money” and “Crooked Blues”), Hurricane Katrina (“Look at New Orleans”), modern travel (“Airport Blues”), immigration and war (“Three Families Blues”), and the world’s orphans (“Lonely Children”). All demonstrate the universality of the blues as interpreted by Brozman. He also delivers his own unique take of The Doors classic, “People Are Strange,” creating a renewed spirit of the song that pays homage to its roots while redefining it through experimental instrumentation and intonation.

Bob Brozman was born in New York and has been playing guitar since age 6. Profoundly struck by Delta blues as a child, his burning curiosity led him to a lifelong study of ethnomusicology and guitar music from the world’s frontiers of colonialism. He recorded his first albums in the 1980s, including several American releases of vintage blues and jazz music. Throughout the 1990s and the current decade, Brozman has been intensely prolific, releasing several internationally acclaimed CDs with artists from many other cultures around the world. During a period of just four years ending in 2004, five of these collaborations placed in the Top Ten of the European World Music Charts – an unprecedented feat for any international artist.

Brozman is a passionate and tireless performer, with an almost super-human tour schedule that takes him to every corner of the globe. A respected educator and author, he has directed music for film, radio, television, and the stage; and he has produced albums for a number of artists including the Asylum Street Spankers and Ledward Kaapana. Brozman rediscovered the legendary 1920s Hawaiian artists the Tau Moe Family, recording a landmark album with them which won the Library of Congress Select List Award. In addition to his own recording and touring, Brozman co-founded International Guitar Seminars, bringing students together to study with some of the top guitarists in the world. He is also an adjunct Professor at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, where he lectures on ethnomusicology and is continuing research on the music of the South Pacific islands.

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  posted on 11/13/2007 at 09:37 AM
I actually gave Derek a copy of a World of Slide Guitar show from '97 several months ago that included Brozman, Debashish & Subashish Bhattachyra and Martin Simpson. Thought he and Todd might find their interpretations interesting. Now, he'll actually be involved with it. Interesting.

 

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  posted on 11/13/2007 at 10:06 AM
This should be amazing!

 

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I actually gave Derek a copy of a World of Slide Guitar show from '97 several months ago that included Brozman, Debashish & Subashish Bhattachyra and Martin Simpson. Thought he and Todd might find their interpretations interesting. Now, he'll actually be involved with it. Interesting.



Derek first played a show of this nature in March of 2005 at the Savannah Music festival when he was a part of the "East Meets West" program that year that featured "India’s two finest young sarod players, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayann Ali Bangash (sons of the great Ustad Amjad Ali Khan), in collaboration with Derek Trucks, who will add his slide guitar and sarod playing to the equation."

That same year is when Derek also hung around with Jerry Douglas, showing up on Douglas' Best Kept Secret album. Douglas, who will perform with the rest at Savannah next year, broke some ground back 1996 with his Bourbon and Rosewater album of 'East meets west' music where he collaborated with Edgar Meyer, Russ Barenburg, and the innovative musician from India- VM Bhatt. That album was the product of an earlier music tour that Douglas, Meyer, and Barenburg made in India as a part of a government cultural exchange program where they first met VM Bhatt.

I kind of hinted at this show back in January of this year,

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Derek's "Sahib Teri" is a perfect example of this, and easily the best song on Songlines. Cats like himself, Jerry Douglas, as on his album that he did called "Bourbon and Rosewater" with Indian musician VM Bhatt, and other musicians like Billy Cardine of the Biscuit Burners who studies under Debashish Bhattacharya. There are connections between these three musicians, and I would look for more collaborations down the road. (Look for a possible Bhattacharya project of some kind in 2008)



Jerry Douglas still plays a bit of "Sahib Teri" in his shows with his own Jerry Douglas Band in tribute to Derek, and his own past work with musicians of that part of the world. Brozman has been melding the two musical traditions for probably longer than anybody. As for Debashish Bhattacharya, he has also been a part of such collaborations, one notable example of that being his work on David Grisman's Tone Poems 3 album along with squareneck Dobro player and Douglas mentor Mike Auldridge. Debashish stills teaches in the US on occasion when he is here, one musician who benefits from that being Billy Cardine of the Biscuit Burners who plays a song or two with the 22-string instrument that Debashish invented called the chaturangui on his new album with Ivan Rosenburg called The Donkey (http://tinyurl.com/2gfkju)

This connection between Derek Trucks and Jerry Douglas and the music of the far east was referred to in the interview with Derek back in May of 2006,

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http://www.swampland.com/articles/view/swampland/27

Q - There are a ton of other great musicians out there who appreciate your work, so I got the idea of asking a few of them to come up with a question or two for you. The response was immediate. First up is Dobro great Jerry Douglas. You appear on his latest album called Best Kept Secret, and he has long been a fan of yours. His question for you is- “When your at your highest level of playing, when you can’t do anything wrong and you’re almost standing off to the side and watching yourself play, what do you think about? Do you think about being airborne or gliding? Do you see any colors or landscapes? Do you hear the music of jazz or Indian Classical musicians like Nusrat Khan or Ali Akbar Khan?? What happens?

A - "You know, it’s weird. There’s been times where…… I remember the first few times I really had that experience, where you’re almost watching yourself. It kind of freaks you out for a second and you end up kind of coming out of it. But then, the more it happens, you just seem to watch it more. It’s really a trip. Sometimes when you get done with a solo that happens like that, especially playing with somebody like Oteil where he’s right there with you anywhere you’re going, even when you don’t know where you’re going, but he seems to be right there following you, the solo is done and you almost exhale. You’re kind of worn out from it, but in a really good way. Those are amazing experiences. That is what you look for. Sometimes you are hearing influences, whether it is a sarod player or a Pakistani vocalist or a great horn player. Sometimes you’ll have images of influences that you have. Other times it’s completely free of all that. It’s special when it does happen. It happens in waves, though. There was about a solid week at the Beacon where at least once or twice a night it would happen. It is the same with my group. It will be three or four nights in a row where it feels like any idea that you come up with comes out effortlessly. Other times you have to, not necessarily force it, but you have to work a little harder."




That is what is so awesome about this Trucks, Douglas, Debashish, Brozman performance, with all four playing solo, with collaborations to then ensue. This time, this world music movement of sorts between these great musicians will be in front of an audience, and it should be great.

In the meantime,



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  posted on 4/5/2008 at 12:10 PM
Any reports on this gig??

 

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  posted on 4/5/2008 at 12:35 PM
Hi Derek,

As usual, you were way ahead of all of us on reporting this unbelievable event. It was absolutely amazing! Check out this thread on Derek's Forum:

http://allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&fi le=viewthread&tid=73673

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  posted on 4/6/2008 at 08:40 PM
Joe, I can't get that link to work.

From Jerry Douglas about the night,

"It was great to hear Debashish for the first time live. He is amazing. His brother, the tabla player, knocked me out, too. Talented family. It was great to hang out with Bob Brozman again. Hadn't seen him since the Dobrofest in Trnava, Slovakia a few years ago. Derek remains one of my best friends and favorite players to listen to. His soul and tone are inspiring. For me, Savannah was a wonderful experience."

Here is what a friend of mine, Lee, said about the performance;

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The show was great. I mean, I don't have the vocabulary to describe it. Each of the 4 artists performed seperately - Jerry Douglas and Bob Brozman performed solo, Debashish was with his family, and Derek Trucks with his band.

Jerry kicked things off with a D-medley "A Tribute to Peador O'Donnell"/"Little Martha"/"Monkey Let The Hogs Out"...with a little "Lil' Roro" thrown in between Peador and LM. Bob Brozman came out and did a couple numbers and then turned it over to Debashish, who played four I think. Then Derek started with an old National Steel and quickly moved to electric. Then the fun really started. Jerry joined Derek. Memory fails a bit here...I've got a setlist packed up in my suitcase.

There was an intermission, and a second set similar to the first, except it ended with a big finale with everyone on stage. In his second set, Jerry did a Josh Graves medley, which was cool...only bluegrass played at the show!

Aside from Jerry, who is pretty much known as a virtuoso, each of the guys was wonderful. I now understand Billy Cardine's (The Biscuit Burners) fascination with Debashish and his music. Most impressive. Brozman is a great entertainer...I had no idea he played as hard as he does. And Derek and his band were awesome...a crowd favorite - his band played a show at the festival the night before, and was apparently joined by Debashish.

Jerry, who usually has the most guitars on stage, acutally had the least Thursday night - he had two Beard squareneck Dobros, a D-tuned dobro and a G-tuned Dobro, and ran plugged-in the whole night. Brozman played a Kona, Chaturangui, and a National (tricone? maybe a baritone). Derek used a National - I think a Duolian, but not sure, a single-cut electric of some sort, and his SG (a '61 reissue I believe). And Debashish played the Chaturangui, a small Weissenborn-looking guitar, and a larger guitar that looked like a Chaturangui on steriods. Sorry I don't have the names of those in front of me.

The FOH sound guy did what I'll describe here as a horrible job mixing when JerryD joined Derek. JerryD was all but inaudible. On the plus side, it looked like the guys were digging it, so the monitor mix must have been good...but there was some cool back-and-forth call-and-response stuff from Derek and Jerry that we only got to really hear about half of. :-(

But, even with those problems, it was just an amazing show, capped off with a visit with Jerry and Jill. Well worth the trip and a couple days off work. I would say try to catch this show...but it was a one-time event.



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  posted on 4/6/2008 at 09:45 PM
Great stuff, Derek - it was an amazing night!

Here's the link again, it's on Derek's Forum:

http://allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&fi le=viewthread&tid=73673

Not sure what I am doing wrong but it will not link so forget the shortcut and just go to the Derek Forum.

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  posted on 4/10/2008 at 01:26 PM
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India Post News Service

LOS ANGELES: On April 27, as part of his 14-day 2008 US tour, Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, one of the world's greatest slide guitarist will perform at Herrick Chapel, Occidental College. The program takes listeners on a journey through the history of Indian classical music arriving finally at the 21st century.

His new Riverboat album 'Calcutta Chronicles: Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey' is set for release in the US on April 8. The trail blazing artist, who has garnered universal critical acclaim, is an innovator in his development of a trinity of slide guitars (the 24-string hollow neck Chaturangui, the 14 string Gandharvi and the Anandi, a 4-string slide ukulele.) Debashish has crafted the slide guitar to the demands of the Indian raga form.



His three guitars combine aspects of the western guitar including, Blues and Hawaiian music interlaced with elements of traditional Indian instruments. Of his upcoming tour, Debashish says, "We had great success in the previous tour and many people could not make it to the shows as all tickets were sold much in advance.

We had promised that we would return someday to play to all those who loved us so much, and we are ready to go. Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey, will be released at the same time. But let me remind all that the biggest advantage of Indian classical music is that the same raga played a hundred times will always be different in approach and flavor.

This is how Indian raga music has survived more than one thousand years and continues to be ever-living, braving the threats of globalization. Though we are bringing many new and more interactive compositions composed by me, they will be presented through vocal, percussive and instrumental recitals together.

I am also thrilled to perform with Jerry Douglas, Derek Trucks, Bob Brozman and others and at new places that were never booked for Indian raga music." Born to musician parents, Debashish Bhattacharya was a child prodigy who started playing the guitar at the age of three.

He played musical games with his friends which enhanced memory, by remembering the compositions, orally. "We could remember the complete raga form and the compositions by practically singing or playing. We needed to believe that we could remember everything that we heard once," he says in the fascinating notes accompanying the CD Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey.

He studied Indian classical vocal with Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, under Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (sarod) and the legendary Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra. Debashish defines his new album as metaphorical, a slide show of his musical experiences. I listen to the music.

It is infused with tone colors and Debashish Bhattarcharya is a master craftsman in showcasing deep emotional moods, and traditional ragas juxtaposed with a beauty of vision. The first track Sufi Bhakti mirrors the introduction of Anandi, (the small slide ukulele created by the artist) into Sufi music. The Indian harp, tabla and ektara cross boundaries and contain potentially interesting material and the raga Bhairavi is played with a certain reverence.

This is followed by the morning raga Amrit Anand (Eternal Joy), evoking ethereal serenity yet visceral. Showman ship and a certain joyful flamboyance mark Gypsy Anandi melding Indian melodies with Hawaiian and Afro-Andalucain rhythms. Another track that entranced me was Kolkata to Kanykumari a tribute to the Yatra of Swami Vivekananda. Debashish shares his birthdate with the great religious leader who preached unity in diversity.

North Indian and Carnatic classical music are brought together in an innovative way as Debashish crosses musical territories, intersecting cultures. Other pieces like Rasika, Aviskar, and Ganga Kinare, celebrate, illustrate and capture the amrita of music, with fearless technique. A lustrous sheen envelops the last track Maya where the music perhaps questions our existence.

The raga is an elegiac journey searching for the essence of life, meditative, infused with the passion, and pain of life and the yearning for peace. Debashish's work has earned him the President of India Award in 1984, the Asiatic Society Gold Medal in 2005, and the BBC Planet Award for World Music in 2007. Bhattacharya is accompanied by siblings Subhasis Bhattacharjee and Sutapa Bhattacharjee on vocals.

Prem Kishore


 

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