Tomorrow is release day of the album Bombay Makossa by the Chingari trio that comprises of outstanding musicians, mandolinist U Shrinivas, bassist Etienne Mbappe and drummer Ranjit Barot.
All three musicians are close collaborators of British guitarist John McLaughlin: Shrinivas is a member of his band Remember Shakti while Mbappe and Barot are members of his 4th Dimension ensemble that will perform at this year’s Jazz Fest in Sarajevo on 5th November.
U Shrinivas is a respected innovator who introduced the mandolin to traditional Indian music. Among followers of his work are names like George Harrison or Miles Davis; Mbappe is a gifted bassist who masters challenging rhythmic structures with ease, he has collaborated with names like Salif Keita and Joe Zawinul with whom he performed at 6th Jazz Fest Sarajevo around 12 years ago; third trio member, Ranjit Barot is a versatile artist who is equally successful as Bollywood movie score composer and collaborator of big jazz musicians like Don Cherry or John McLaughlin.
Announcing the album Bombay Makossa at his Facebook page, McLaughlin wrote that Chingari consists of “his favorite musicians” and that their music is literally sparkling, while bassist Garry Husband, fourth member of the 4th Dimension ensemble shared the status “What a band! What an album!” on his social network pages.
Listen! As for the tickets for the John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension concert in Sarajevo, you can book them here.