“The band has been formed to create music that awakens the cosmic consciousness of our audiences,” says Dobson, a Boca Raton resident who served as the producer, guitarist and composer on the album. “The message of the music is one of universal hope, love and cosmic energy. The Ninth Wave is a channel for this awareness, for music and spiritual energy.”
If you’re a fan of world music specialists like Shakti and John McLaughlin with a little John Coltrane thrown in, you’ll groove on The Ninth Wave’s sound. However, you will quickly realize this is a very different approach to the merging of these two styles of music. Dobson is a modern American jazz and classical guitarist while Shree Sundarkumar, Radhakrishna and Sivarama are from a modern Indian music background. They have negotiated a new, unique boundary and merger between the two styles of music.
Track listings include: Puerta De Hayu Marka (Gateway of the Gods), Oreo’s Dream, Suns of Sundar, A Night in Tunisia and Walk of the Iguana. If A Night in Tunisia sounds familiar, that’s because Dizzy Gillespie composed the be-bop classic. Dobson updates the version with The Ninth Wave-style featuring fast melodies and skillful solos. The stories behind each recording are as interesting as the songs themselves. For example, On Our Way to Markawasi is named for the legendary stone forests in Peru’s Andes Mountains where paranormal events and UFO’s are considered common occurrences.
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