See What Transpires When Carnatic Indian Music Traditions Meet Jazz in an Evening with World Fusion Artists Garuda: September 19th, Monday @ 7:30 p.m.
Berklee professor Bruno Raberg has been an accomplished scholar in the area of South Indian Classical, or Carnatic, music traditions for over a decade. As as both a talented performer and composer, he has concentrated his efforts as of late towards the expression of this most ancient genre in a jazz setting, which is then further enhanced with African and other world music embellishments. Raberg showcases this unique brand of world fusion jazz through his own original compositions as well as re-arrangments of traditional Carnatic works which feature the mridangam, a drum widely used in South Indian music repertoire. His overall compositional style is largely improvisational, a characteristic which he firmly believes lies at the very center of musical development in all its various forms.
Such sets the musical stage for Raberg’s latest musical venture, world fusion ensemble Garuda. The group stands as an explicit expression of his latest compositional developments as they relate to this new and rather intriguing version of jazz. This highly accomplished acoustic and electric bassist has earned himself international notoriety both as a performer and a composer since arriving in America from Sweden 30 years ago. Performing or recording with such well-known names as Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Sam Rivers, and Mick Goodrick, to name a few, Raberg has, in the process, participated in the making of no less than 36 cds, often as a featured artist. His highly valued contributions to the evolvement of contemporary jazz have been duly noted in such well-regarded publications as Jazz USA, Double Bassist, Jazz Matazz, and All About Jazz. He has also expanded his horizons as an educator, sharing his knowledge in classroom settings overseas in Europe, Mexico, and Central America. In addition to leading Garuda, he acts as director to the ensembles the Lifeline Quartet, the Bruno Raberg Nonet, and Ascensio, as well. Joining him as Garuda are collegues Fugan Dineen (mridangam, drums, and composition), Noriko Terada (percussion), Andrew Halchak (soprano/alto saxophone), Jussi Reijonen (guitar, fretless guitar, and oud), and Duncan Wickel (violin). (Additional Bios) So whether you view Garuda’s output as Carnatic Indian music in a new light or as modern jazz with a new twist, these world fusion jazz pioneers are guaranteed to provide you with a totally unique and enlightening musical experience.
When: September 19th, Monday @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: David Friend Recital Hall (Back Bay)
More Info: 617-266-1400