Liberation (Six Degrees/Times Music, 2003)
Liberation is the evolution of a musical journey started centuries ago, according to musician and composer Karsh Kale. This album features Kale’s band, Realize and special guests Zakir Hussain, Bill Laswell and the Madras Chamber Orchestra.
The album has been described as deft and even sonically sumptuous, and the 10 tracks cover a wide range of sound. Our picks include the tracks Milan, Break of Dawn, Letting Go and Epic. We also recommend Kale’s recent collaboration with Anoushka Shankar, Breathing Under Water.
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.