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Braz Gonsalves

Devapriya (10")

Label: Ovular

Format: 10"

Genre: Jazz

In stock


Braz Gonsalves was an Indian jazz musician (soprano and alto saxophone, clarinet). He is considered one of the great saxophonists of India and one of the outstanding musicians of contemporary jazz in Goa. He first worked as an entertainment musician, before he became one of the pioneers of Indo jazz rock and 1970 recorded the album 'Raga Rock' in Calcutta. After Ananda Shankar there are very few other Indian jazzmen that can be named to have spanned the continental musical barriers of East and West. Those who have studied our 'Spiritual Jazz' series will no doubt have noticed one such on Vol 5 - Braz Gonsalves and his shining example 'Raga Rock'. Here's an 8 track 10" showcasing even more of his unique Indian take on Western soul & jazz; amongst which there's the heavy modal cut 'Impulse', the Indian jazz gem 'Soul Raag' and the jazzy vocal of 'Compared to What' as sung by Pam Crain. All recorded in the early 70s and released in small quanities on Indian-only 7"s, you can forget about attempting to find original copies. All you need is right here, with the blessing of Braz Gonsalves himself!

Cat. number: ovular04
Year: 2018

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