All that jazz: Catch The Bodhisattwa Trio in Mumbai

  • Mohan Kumar K
  • Updated: Jun 13, 2015 17:46 IST

If you’re a fan of funky arrangements and odd time signatures, head to Blue Frog on Sunday to catch Kolkata experimental jazz rock outfit, The Bodhisattwa Trio, in concert. Led by Bodhisattwa Ghosh on the guitar, the band whips out mean progressions, backed by Premjit Dutta’s drumming and Bijit Bhattacharya’s bass lines.

This is the band’s second stint in Mumbai after having played with Ehsaan Noorani earlier this year. The trio has roped in Toronto-based jazz musician and saxophonist Andrew Key to improvise and collaborate on stage for the event, which is titled Phase Anomaly.

“Andrew had come to study Indian classical music earlier, when we did a show together. We have continued that collaboration,” says Ghosh.

“At this gig, we will play some new material that will make into our album, scheduled to release next year,” he adds.

The band has accrued some touring experience after playing at independent venues in London, Paris, Slovenia and Bangladesh, apart from performing at the Kolkata International Jazzfest.

From fiery progressive rock tracks like Annihilation to the downtempo melodies of 0305, the trio has been experimenting with soundscapes since they started in 2012.

Meanwhile, city gaming arena Smaaash will see some heavy duty metal acts from across the country, at the eighth edition of the popular crowd-funded gig series Control Alt Delete. The acts include Mumbai’s Bhayanak Maut, Zygnema and The Minerva Conduct, Aberrant from Shillong, Bengaluru/Chennai band Escher’s Knot and Delhi band Kraken. City band Cosmic Infusion and Pune-based Abraxas complete the line-up, which ranges from black metal to contemporary metal.

WHAT: Performance by The Bodhisattwa Trio (above)
WHERE: Blue Frog, Todi Mills Compound, Lower Parel
WHEN: Sunday, 9.30 pm
Call: 6158-6158
ENTRY: Rs 350 per head

WHAT: Control Alt Delete, featuring Bhayanak Maut, Zygnema and others
WHERE: Smaaash, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel
WHEN: Saturday, 9 30 pm onwards
Call: 4914-3143;
ENTRY: Pay as you like

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