Oct. 29, 2012
-- What do you get when you blend world music, jazz and world-class musicians from around the world? That’s what world fusion musicmakers The Ninth Wave set to find out. The quartet composed of Daryll Dobson (acoustic guitar), Shree Sundar Kumar (kanjira), Neyvelli RadhaKrishna (violin) and B. Sivaraman (mridangam) recently released their first ensemble album called “Time in Transition.”
“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. Ready to check out “Time in Transition” for yourself? Visit facebook.com/ninthwavemusic or airplaydirect.com/theninthwave. The album is available on iTunes, AirPlayDirect and abstractlogix.com.