This dazzling, seven-piece feast of Indian-flavored spiritual goodness might be right at home in a yoga studio, but its fresh production, masterful musicianship, gospel-infused vocal harmonies, and diverse instrumentation make it a great bet for anyone with open ears. Tying it all together with soulful low end is Purusartha Dasa, who grounds the ethereal proceedings with a sure touch and modern tone, stylishly stepping out on tunes like “Walking to the River” and “I Love You” but never playing a note more than necessary. Highly recommended.
CD Review: Bill Laswell "The Process"
How do you think it’d sound if bass magus Bill Laswell and his fretted, fretless, clean, and effected P-Basses got together with drummer Chad Smith—yes, the Red Hot Chili Pepper—and young New Orleans keyboard master Jon Batiste? If you guessed that it’d be spiritual and sweaty, and that you might hear Smith as you’ve never heard him before, you’d be right.