Barlines and Beyond – CD release 2017

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Sarang 06:48
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Tremor 05:51
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Tilak 1 00:50
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Tilak 2 01:53
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Joga 08:23
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Stranger 04:51
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Tilak 3 05:08

about

The new CD release, Barlines and Beyond explores the intersection of Western style improvisation and Indian Classical music, developing a working model for cross-cultural ensemble collaboration. The members of the ensemble come from Australia and India with musical expertise in traditional Indian music and a Western jazz/improvised sensibility which includes all original compositions. 

Rob Burke and Stephen Magnusson) composed compositions for improvisation over Indian modes, (which were superimposed with diatonic and pantonal harmonic approaches). Debasis Chackroborty performed within his parameters of expertise (modal) and creativity but was open to integrating the jazz approach of the Stephen and Rob. In a sense, each musician bought their own tradition to the music and adapted their expertise and creativity to the overall sonic environment and musical outcome.

Released August 31, 2017 

Musicians: 

Rob Burke – Tenor, Soprano Saxophones and Alto Clarinet 
Debasis Chakroborty – Indian Classical Slide Guitar 
Stephen Magnusson – Electric Guitar 
Sam Evans – Tabla/Percussion 

Recorded 5th June 2015 
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music – Monash University 
Engineered: Hadyn Buxton 
Mixed: April 16 2016, Mastered: November 2016 by Andrea Benassai 
Sonoria Recording Plant, Prato Italy. 
Produced by Robert Burke 
Artwork by Atia Cader