Indian jazz bands and artists are as rare as pearls. Trio Bodhisattwa made a name for themselves in recent years with the best-selling indie album in India that made the Rolling Stone India’s list of Top 10 records of 2016 – this is nothing to sneeze at in a country with 1.4 billion inhabitants!
Their music is a spontaneous combination of jazz and rock, and their complex rhythms are bursting with experience of the hustling and bustling club scene of Calcutta. The trio easily join Indian traditional tunes with modern drum’n’bass and often invoke images of Joe Satriani and other guitar gods with the swiftness of fingers on their guitar frets and masterful fusion of jazz and rock.
They released two albums to date, Intersections and Heart of Darkness. The trio are coming to Festival Lent for a premiere of their latest, third album!
Ghosh, electric guitar
Premjit Dutta, drums
Shonai, piano, keys, synth-bass