The prolific Tenderlonious has shared details of another new project, titled Ragas from Lahore.
Marking his fifth release of the year so far the record follows on from his highly acclaimed, three-track limited edition 10″ vinyl release of ‘Tender in Lahore‘ from earlier this year.
Recorded last April over one day in Lahore, Pakistan with instrumental quartet Jaubi, the suite of improvised ragas found on the album is the result of that recording session.
Ragas from Lahore, a press release explains, presents “the pure sounds of Indian and Pakistani classical music act as a framework for deep and spiritual improvisations between Tenderlonious on flute & soprano saxophone and Jaubi band members, Kashif Ali Dhani on tabla and vocals, Zohaib Hassan Khan on sarangi and Ali Riaz Baqar on guitar. This cross-cultural collaboration also features Polish composer and keys player Marek Pędziwiatr on synth drone.”
Having listened to the full album last night, we can attest to what a pure and utterly brilliant album full of rich improvisations this is.
To get you in the mood, watch the elevating live session video for ‘Raga Bairagi’, a track not featured on the album above.
1. Shahla Bagh
5. Kirwani Part II
Tenderlonious – Ragas From Lahore (Improvisations with Jaubi) is out on 20th November via 22a.