Sapana: Vinyl LPSIR023
Label: The Roundtable
Release Date: 29th April
Raga, cosmic jazz, a deep spiritual energy with some tight psychedelic Indian guitar playing, this is one hell of a trip. Amancio D'Silva's work continues to be uncovered and with every release celebrated as one of British jazz's most experimental and forward thinking players.
It is widely accepted that the recorded musical output of Indian-born British guitarist Amancio D'Silva came to a premature closure with the landmark 1972 albums,Cosmic Eyeand the unreleased masterpieceKonkan Dance.The Roundtable are here to prove otherwise, announcing the discovery of an extraordinary lost recording. Forty years after it was recorded we proudly presentSapana, the forgotten piece of a remarkable musical legacy, the final recording from one the most singular artists to emerge from the British Jazz scene of the 1960s/70s. Recorded in 1983 and released here for the first time,Sapanais thematically akin toCosmic Eye,a further musical impressions of the subconscious (Dream Sequences), vividly imagined with traditional Hindustani and western improvisation. A spellbinding fusion of Indian raga and New-Age jazz.
Celebrated as a pioneer of the 'Indo-Jazz' movement of the 1960s, D'Silva's adventurous synthesis of modal jazz and Indian classical music defined the seminal 1969 Lansdowne jazz recordingsHum DonoandIntegration. Here we find D'Silva fifteen years later, removed from the jazz scene and musically in place of deep introspection and meditative tranquility. The recording features Sitarist Clem Alford, a collaborator from theKonkan Dancesessions plus renowned Tabla player, Jahlib Millar and Saxophonist/Flautist Lyn Dobson, a musician who had previously worked with Soft Machine, Third Ear Band, and Henry Lowther. Together the quartet construct a deeply evocative set transcending the realm of both jazz and Indian music. Pressed on 180g vinyl and packaged in a custom flip-back sleeve, the release also includes a special limited edition of 100 copies on silver coloured vinyl.
Previously unreleased album from British jazz guitarist Amancio D'Silva
A cosmic fusion of Indian Raga and new-age jazz
Includes liner notes by jazz writer Francis Gooding.
Custom Flipback sleeve. 180g Vinyl
The pressing includes a limited edition of 100 silver coloured LPs.
1. Raag Bhairagi
2. Sapana (The Dream)
3. Song For Francesca
4. Raag Kafi