Sunday, August 30, 2009

Northern Indian Blues....

This is a live portion of a piece by Doug Cox, an American Dobro Master, jamming with the masters of Indian Slide Guitar, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and his son, Salil Bhatt. the tabla player is Ramkumar Mishra.
There is quite a tradition of Indian Guitar which has adapted Western Slide technique to Indian classical music traditions. The results? A sort of crossover rollicking raga blues...Sometimes the ghost of Elmore James dances through the notes.
I will review a new record by Salil Bhatt and Doug Cox later this week, but for now, check this stuff out!

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