By Garry Booth, 15 June 2020 It’s surprising that Indian musicians haven’t made greater inroads into jazz. Of course, there are significant examples of Western players being influenced by Indian music and Indian instrumentalists have also featured in jazz settings, most memorably in John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu and Shakti groups. But Indian jazz singers […]

  Many people ask me if I have any music from the time I was the lead singer in the Human Bondage, a rock and roll band in India, led my my then-husband Suresh Shottam and his brother Ramesh Shotham. Yes, they had different spellings for their last name. They have another brother Naresh, whose […]

Jim Hynes / 29 April 2020 Radha Thomas, a veteran rock and jazz vocalist who is also Indian classically trained, joins with improvisational pianist Aman Mahajan for this spare duo performance where both contribute compositions, with Thomas responsible for the lyrics. Thomas sings while Mahajan plays either acoustic piano or Fender Rhodes across seven songs, […]