Multiplicity: Guitarist Joel Harrison & Sarodist Anupam Shobhakar collaborate on Genre-Defying Debut Album,
Leave the Door Open (Whirlwind Recordings)
CD Release show / Friday, May 2 / Cornelia St. Cafe
Featuring special guest, world famous tabla master Anindo Chatterjee, plus Dan Weiss, Jacob Sacks, Hans Glawischnig. For samples and video: http://www.whirlwindrecordings.com/leave-the-door-open/
Fri. May 2, 9:00 - FULL SET BY MULTIPLICITY
and 10:30 pm: OPENING SET OF INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC WITH SHOBHAKAR, PANDIT CHATTERJEE AND SPECIAL GUEST SAMARTH NAGARKAR, FOLLOWED BY WHOLE BAND WITH CHATTERJEE.
Cornelia St Cafe. 29 Cornelia St. $20
With Leave The Door Open (Whirlwind Recordings), guitarist Joel Harrison teams up with sarod player Anupam Shobhakar and the product is a wholly idiosyncratic, unparalleled synthesis of Indian and American music and more particularly, the lives and interests of these two musicians.
This show will feature one of the greatest living tabla players not only in duet with Shobhakar, but with the whole band. Expect serious fireworks between Master Drummer Dan Weiss and Pandit Chatterjee.
“Harrison & Shobhakar offer precise musical diversity. Some people might say that jazz was yesterday MULTIPLICITY aka LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN proves the opposite.”
---5 Stars, DieRedaktion (Germany)
“With Harrison and Shobhakar’s stylistic confluence, intuitive interpretive skills and compelling compositional abilities, Leave the Door Open doesn’t so much find a meeting point where East and West meet as it does blow the door open between the two, allowing the music to seamlessly ebb and flow from and towards both sides, creating something that’s the sum total of both but equally reverent to their individual touchstones.”
---All About Jazz