Referring to the unique ways folks from varied ethnic and social teams in Kenya characterize their experiences and act creatively, tradition in Kenya could be very much alive. The result’s a clumsy, fascinating and often stunning dialog between cool-school jazz and Indian music, one that might lay the foundations for a whole bunch of similar experiments from the likes of John McLaughlin, Alice Coltrane, Nitin Sawhney and Courtney Pine.
“Resting Thinking About Time” is a lot more fascinating of a track as it incorporates jazzy guitar chords with a bluesy riff and a essentially the most attention-grabbing vocal performance of the album with Brandeis creating an interesting off-kilter melody and a diving ambiance of spiritual wakefulness.
Amongst one of many earliest of these teams was the Los Angeles based mostly THE CEYLEIB INDIVIDUALS who solely released one ridiculously quick album called TANYET which got here out in December 1967 and has one of the extra unique and memorable album covers of the era.
While the identify is considerably deceptive contemplating their sole album IMAGINATIONS OF LIGHT (from the 70s) is chock stuffed with guitars, recorders and sitar nonetheless it does certainly comprise an ample supply of the elements within the artist moniker.
Overall it is definitely a tripped out album though it only makes me consider infatuated hippies who had their minds blown by studying the Bhagavad Gita and took up Indian music however did not quite attain primetime within the compositional construct department.