Priority (SaReGaMa, 2008)
This is a fine fusion album by sitarist Niladri Kumar, though he has better releases. Niladri is the son of sitar maestro Pandit Kartick Kumar. The 11 tracks span about 50 minutes of fusion experience. Featured musicians include Satyajit Talwalkar on tabla, Harish Solanki on guitars, and K. Srinivasan on flute.
We recommend the title track on this album, as well as its edited version towards the end of the album. The piece Zilebration is also worth a mention. However, we seriously recommend his other album, Sitar Gaze, which really pushes the frontiers of Indian fusion music.
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Author: Madanmohan Rao
Madanmohan Rao is an author and media consultant from Bangalore, and global correspondent for world music and jazz for World Music Central and Jazzuality. He has written over 15 books on media, management and culture, and is research director for YourStory Media. Madan was formerly World Music Editor at Rave magazine and RJ at WorldSpace, and can be followed on Twitter at @MadanRao.