New interesting Scandinavian cooperation - Sabrang



What happens when Scandinavia's most respected jazz musicians accompany Indian ragas? Sabrang is the Sanskrit word for rainbow. Tune in, listen to the attached music files and enter a colorful and beautiful landscape.
Sudeshna Bhattacharya
Maestro musician in the rich tradition of North Indian classical music (traditional music). Her instrument is the sarod which she studied under on of the biggest Sarod maestros in history, the legend Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. Sudeshna had her first European tour in 1999 through Belgium, Switzerland, France, Sweden and Norway. This introduction to the public in Europe led to a ten-year contract with the Ministry of Culture in France. Sudeshna now lives in Norway, she is a Univesity lecturer for master students at the Norwegian Academy of Music, and she continues touring the world.
Graig Earle
Canadian bassist and composer Graig Earle studied music under the tutelage of jazz legend Oscar Peterson and John Gittins at York University in Toronto, and his private studies included bass lessons with Ray Brown, Dave Holland and John Tait, and composition studies with James Tenney, Robert Morris and Anthony Braxton. He has performed and composed music for 2 Danish Music Award-winning albums and toured with a “who’s who” of the Scandinavian jazz scene, including Marius Neset, Niels Lan Doky, Sinne Eeg, Simon Toldam, Jonas Johansen, Stefan Pasborg and Doug Rainey, among many others. Graig was the Artistic director of the jazz education/performance platform “JazzNord” from 2012-2015. In Canada and the USA, Graig is best known for his long-standing collaborations with Richard Underhill (winning a Juno award for “Album of the Year" in 2007), as well as other jazz luminaries such as Pat Labarbera, David Braid, Lina Allemano and Mike Murley. Recent collaborations have included tours with Gilad Hekselman, Victor Lewis, Nancy Harms, Grant Stewart, Alvin Queen and Chris Speed, while past performances have included concerts with Dave Douglas, Bob Mover, Matt Stevens and Ben Monder.
Jonas Johansen
Danish drummer, composer and bandleader. Crazy about music and rhythms from all over the world, i.e. the three Americas, Spain, India, Africa, Turkey, the Balkan and Scandinavia. Played with Danish Radio Big Band 1990 – 1999, NHØP trio with Ulf Wakenius 1996 – 2005, and stars like Enrico Pieranunzi, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, Steve Swallow, Mike Stern, Renee Rosnes, Egberto Gismonti, Toninho Horta, Airto Moreira, John Taylor, McCoy Tyner, John Scofield, Joe Henderson, Vince Mendoza, Tom Harrell, Jon Balke, Niels Lan Doky and Chris Minh Doky. Frequently used Big Band drummer with experience from a.o. Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, Norbotten Big Band, WDR Big Band (Köln) and HR Big Band (Frankfurt). Jonas is also an active bandleader in groups like MOVE (modern jazz), Blanco y Negro (Cuban jazz), Tin Pan Aliens with Steve Swallow, Divisions Trio feat. Lars Møller and Ronan Guilfoyle, new group CharmCatcher, and a duo with tuba player Kristian Tangvik. Plays on more than 170 CD’s, of these 12 under his own name.