Sameer Gupta – A Circle Has No Beginning (Sameer Gupta, 2018)
A Circle Has No Beginning embodies the multi-faceted musical influences of New York-based percussionist and composer Sameer Gupta. The album crosses numerous musical boundaries, incorporating mesmerizing Indian music, skillful jazz improvisation, potent funk, forward-thinking progressive rock and more.
Sameer Gupta is a versatile musician who has performed with well-known musicians across genres and easily alternates between the high energy drum set and the Indian tabla drums.
On the crowdfunded A Circle Has No Beginning, Gupta mixes acoustic and electric instruments gracefully. He’s joined by a superb group of musicians who enrich the album with electronic keyboards, guitars, exquisite bansuri flute, captivating sitar and violin, classical harp and cello.
Personnel on A Circle Has No Beginning: Sameer Gupta on drum set and tabla; Marc Cary on Moog synthesizer, Wurlitzer and effects; Jay Gandhi on bansuri flute; ArunRamamurthy on violin; Marika Hughes on cello; Trina Basu on violin; Rashaan Carter on bass and effects. Guests Neel Murgai on sitar; Brandee Younger on harp; Pawan Benjamin on saxophone; and Morley Kamen on vocals on track 1.
A Circle Has No Beginning is an remarkably expressive production exploring the versatility of Indian music.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.