Alex V. Cook - Author, Journalist, Critic, Teacher
Monday, September 3, 2007
Raga Megh ~ Jhala
If I had a sitar and could play it like the guy on the right, I would be hard-pressed to find a reason to do anything else all day. I don't even know if this is good by Indian music standards, but the syncopation and density of it is right in the pocket of my thinking. I've been listening to a lot of Tony Williams Lifetime lately, just to get some of that drive and density without sacrificing the swing, and this sees Tony's gamble and raises him a 1000 years of devotion.