"Morning Raga" - Simone Basile Group


“Morning Raga” is a flow of energy, the urge to begin making music again with others and share it with new generations. Group leader Simone Basile wishes to reawaken young people to contemporary music, art, and progressive change, in opposition to the static period marked by the pandemic. The energetic force and the spirituality of Indian ragas form the basis of this nine-track album. 

“Hamsadhwani” is a raga with a brilliant, auspicious character, and “Morning Raga,” the track after which the album is named, is just that–a warm salutation to the start of the day. Naturally, each track is filtered through the artistic lens of the Apulian guitarist, who has used these elements of Eastern music as an inspirational springboard off of which he continues to expand his personal musical language. 

Line up:
Simone Basile guitar
Manuel Caliumi sax
 Enzo Carniel piano
Ferdinando Romano double bass
Giovanni Paolo Liguori drums