The Brown Indian Band has been formed by bassplayer Colin D'Cruz and features accomplished Indian classical musicians in concert with jazz musicians.
Indian classical is similar to jazz as they both are forms of improvised music. Whereas Indian classical is linear and uses just one scale (raga) to improvise within a composition, jazz has a much broader palette for musical improvisation where multiple scales can be used to improvise through complex harmonies. Indian classical music however, has some of the world's most complex rhythm structures and subtle quarter tones that takes it's sound far beyond the realms of the twelve tone scale.
The Brown Indian Band uses the best of both styles of musical improvisation to create a very funky sound of world music. The band has floating personnel that very often features visiting international jazz artistes.
Hear sample sounds of the band at www.hullocheck.com/brownindian