It had been a very busy week with extensive traveling and hence there were no updates possible from our end. The bands Shonai and The Bodhisattwa Trio performed on 1st of June at antiSOCIAL pub in Khar, Mumbai. The entire performance was witnessed by a meagre 25 people in the audience including celebrity guitarist Mr. Ehsaan Noorani. The lack of promotion and a weak PR strategy made the concert invisible to public eyes.
Last Sunday Syncopation nicely concluded the Delhi chapter of The Foxtrot Project V2 tour at The Piano Man. The band along with their popular tracks Patiala, Shaken Not Stirred and Homegrown, also performed 3 news tunes. The audience was amazed when they performed their version of classic broadway standard ‘My Favourite Things’. Continue reading Syncopation skilfully sealed the final day of The Foxtrot Project V2 Delhi Tour
The Jazz-Rock trio yesterday descended on the stage of The Piano Man last night to win hearts. The band started their set with their staple kick-starter Section+Transcendence in the dimly lit Piano Man Club. The club had their reservations full on 24th itself.
The band stormed through the setlist comprising of Heart Of Darkness, Cronos, and Convergence (new tune for Foxtrot). They also played two of their new tunes Train To Auschwitz and American Dream. The band with finesse amazed the crowd. They earned a shower of compliments not only from the audience but also from the club owner, Arjun Sagar Gupta. This was a clear winner so far in the entire Delhi chapter of the Foxtrot album tour.
Their next stop will be Mumbai where they will play with Shonai at antiSOCIAL, Khar on 1st of June. The next gig today is Syncopation from 9-30pm.
Shonai with his trio had made people swing to their tune last night. Featuring his fellow guitarists Bodhisattwa Ghosh and Rohan Ganguli was a bonus for the audience.
The show started with their new funk tune Walking On Air which is on The Foxtrot Project V2 album. The first half the trio showcased most of their tunes with they do best, Bebop and Swing. Second half started with the trio playing Shonai’s tribute track for Bebop legend of India, Mr. Carlton Kitto. For ‘An Ode To Mr. Kitto’ Shonai used the upright piano that is set up at the club. Then Rohan Ganguli joined the band for two tunes. Post that guitarist Bodhisattwa Ghosh joined them for band’s version of Maiden Voyage and another standard Sunny. Continue reading Shonai nailed it at The Piano Man last night
Last night it was pure love that showered at The Piano Man Jazz Club. The Rohan Ganguli Quartet played in the jam-packed duplex venue. Japanese saxophone player Rie Ona joining the band for couple of tunes was an added bonus. Continue reading A jampacked evening for The Rohan Ganguli Quartet
Neel Sarkar Project marked the start of The Foxtrot Project V2 yesterday at The Piano Man Jazz Club. The show was decorated with their beautiful composition like Niffari (from this album), Route 5, Ikebana, and Zikr. They also brought in some of their angular moods with a dark composition ‘Eclipse’ which they sighted as a tribute their fellow band The Bodhisattwa Trio. Continue reading Neel Sarkar Project marked the start of The Foxtrot Project V2 album tour at Piano Man, Delhi
The journey started with a call at 1:40 in the morning from The Bodhisattwa Trio frontman Bodhisattwa Ghosh. Drummer Premjit Dutta suddenly contracted cold and got fever. So we decided to get a proper accommodation while traveling to Pune. It was not a plan as the gig was in the evening around 9 and we were reaching the city around 12 noon. We thought we would spend the day sound checking and relaxing at the venue. But fate had something else stored for us. Continue reading Pune chapter of The FOXTROT Project ft. TBT accomplished, after lot of troubles.
After a lot of hard-work we are pleased to announce the release date of #thefoxtrotprojectv2 slated on 21st of May. Since the time of planning and inception of 2nd edition, a lot has changed in artist/band line-up. Continue reading The FOXTROT Project V2 to be released on 21st May
The Delhi chapter of the recording #thefoxtrotprojectv2 went down well with Delhi based Jazz trio Syncopation. The recording took place at a makeshift DIY studio built inside band leader Rishie Raj Sachdeva's Noida Duplex.
The crew taken up almost the entire 1st floor to setup drum booth and double bass booth in two different rooms and guitar setup inside the control room itself. The first day when Arijit reached the place the gears were all ready to be setup. With the help of a local techie John, he finished setup the microphones and hardware gears by 8 in the evening. Next two days were amazing working with the band which produced two tracks. The band was happy with the sound and so were we.
The mixing will start sometimes around first week of March and expected to be done within a week. Check out a sneak peak of one of the songs.
The FOXTROT Project V2 recording continues with Rohan Ganguli and Arunava Sonai Chatterjee. However, the recording schedule of The Bodhisattwa Trio got postponed because of a medical condition the band leader developed in his left thumb and wrist. Continue reading The FOXTROT Project V2 recording continues