Last month pianist and composer Richard X Bennett simultaneously released two albums the jazz-raga quintet Experiments With Truth and the groove-jazz trio What Is Now via Ropeadope Records.
Both albums feature the dynamic rhythm section tandem of bassist Adam Armstrong and drummer Alex Wyatt, with the Experiments session expanded by Lisa Parrott on baritone saxophone and Matt Parker on tenor and soprano sax. More than the addition of the horns, what sets the two projects apart is the quintet concept, which brings music that Bennett originally conceived and performed with North Indian classical musicians into a jazz context.
As well as the two recent releases on Ropeadope he also released six critically acclaimed raga-based records on Indian labels.
Today we’re sharing the thumping jazz-raga sounds of Say Om 108 Times a track lifted off Experiments With Truth. Tune in below.