Part of AlchemyTuesday 17 April 2012
Global YouTube and jazz chart-topping sensation Sachal Jazz Ensemble present its world premiere live performance.
Combining western instruments with sitar, sarod, tabla and dholak, the Lahore-based, veteran Pakistani ensemble breathes new life into well-known Bossa Nova and Jazz Standards including Dave Brubeck's Take Five, which he said was 'the most interesting and different recording of Take Five that I've heard.'
Their recent innovative jazz album prompted comparisons with Buena Vista Social Club's rediscovery of a lost generation of Cuban musicians.
'Listening to this exotic version of 'Take Five' brings back wonderful memories of Pakistan where my Quartet played in 1958. East is East, and West is West, but through music the twain meet. Congratulations!' Dave Brubeck
Riaz Hussain - Music Arranger / Nijat Ali - Violin / Nafees Ahmad - Sitar / Baqir Abbas - Flute
Ejaz Hussain - Tabla Alias Ballu Khan / Rafiq Ahmed - Mardang / Najaf Ali- Naal / Asad Ali - Guitar
Sabir Khan - Sarangi / Soumik Datta - Sarod / Steve Lodder - Piano / Chris Wells - Drum John Parraceilli -
Guitar / Derek Watkins - Trumpet/ Fugal Horn / Ife Tolentino Bass Guitar / Phillip Achille - Harmonica & Double
Bass / Plus 12 String Section.
Sachal Jazz website