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Artist: Purna Loka Ensemble
Title: Metaraga
Format: CD
Catalog Number:82794
Barcode:805558279423 itemnumber=1000124390
Price: $15.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Release Date: 1/17/2020
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Indian Classical Music based with American Jazz 

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Promotional Info
Midwest performances; 340 US radio and press contacts services including JazzWeek reporting stations

"In Purna's exotic and highly original improvisations one hears not only the sounds of genuine Indian classical, but also the roots of jazz and contemporary western classical...amazingly shocking and shockingly amazing virtuosity." - Gregory Sandomirsky, Kansas City Symphony. Hailing from southern India, Purnaprajna Bangere began vocal studies at 7, and rigorous lessons on violin at 13 in the Parur style, characterized by high technical virtuosity and musicianship. Training under Vidwan H.K. Narasimhamurthy, he was deeply influenced by Indian classical music, Western classical music, and American blues, jazz and folk music. Now a Professor of Mathematics and Music at the University of Kansas, Purna combines the two disciplines into Metaraga, a systematic musical framework deeply inspired by ideas and concepts in Algebraic Geometry introduced by Alexander Grothendieck. The journey may start from any of the known genres, traverse into other musical worlds, and ultimately arrive in a "no man's land" - music with no east or west. Joining Purna on the journey is multi-Grammy winning violinist from the Turtle Island String Quartet, David Balakrishnan, bassist Jeff Harshbarger, and Amit Kavthekar on tabla.

Track Listing
[8:45]  Syzygy  

[7:56]  Abhogi Varnam  


[6:28]  Movement I  

[4:12]  Movement II  

[5:13]  Movement III  

[8:13]  Alabama  

[17:33]  Vatapi Ganapatim  

[7:26]  Fibration  

Performers on this Album
Purnaprajna Bangere - Violin I
David Balakrishnan - Violin II
Jeff Harshbarger - Bass
Amit Kavthekar - Tabla
Robert Walzel - Clarinet (6)
Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: CD         
Original Recording Engineer: Brock Babcock
Mastering Engineer: Paul duGre
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