Almost a month had passed after we successfully concluded the Foxtrot V2 tour and what we have got to share with all of you is a series of published account in esteemed dailies, journals, international magazines and webzines from all across the country appreciating our effort and that of artists for making Foxtrot V2 a success. Check it out.
Rolling Stone India had published a complete review of the album and also appreciated our work as promoter of original music and arranging for the tour. (Right)
May 2017 issue.
Popular music and entertainment magazine writes about Arijit and his effort in supporting the independent music scene. (Right)
The Hindu, Bangalore published a nice review for Foxtrot V2. June 2017. (Right)
The Times of India published a detailed account on World Music Day 2017 about what we have done and what kind of hurdles we had to cross to accomplish this mission. (Left)
Online youth culture webzine writes about our struggle. (Left)
Mid-Day Mumbai published an announcement article for Foxtrot V2. 21st Jan, 2017. (Left)
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.
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
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.
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
At last we are at some ease and yet to start The FOXTROT Project V2.0, the continuation of 2015 Contemporary Jazz Compilation project which kick started our record label. After a lot of talks with artists, event organisers, promoters and festival organisers we are convinced that at least some people or (in saxophonist Maarten Visser’s word) dodos do want this project to continue even if it is at cost of some loss. Continue reading The FOXTROT Project V2.0 is yet to begin