@amithavguitar was playing altogether too much #jimihendrix and I felt that music wasn’t old enough. So here we are with a #fatswaller tune that maybe everyone in the know, knows. It’s called #honeysucklerose. Real fun song to sing. #jazzduo #guitarandvoice

#SophisticatedLady is a #jazzstandard written in 1933 by #DukeEllington and the words later on by #MichaelParrish. I’m singing it some 90 years later here in #Bangalore, accompanied by the amazing @yuraromaniv from #Lviv in the #Ukraine. We recorded the song this past week as Ukraine was being bombed, and many other horrors happened in Yura’s […]

https://youtu.be/DwZOyLpHgeE Two dosais and one equinox. I wrote #RenduDosai some years ago based on something my sorta-niece @lulubeans9 said about eating two dosais. She was quoting #BobMarleys #SmokeTwoJoints. I loved the idea and the words to Rendu Dosai came tumbling out… (considering #tamizh is both my mother and father tongue) especially after I discovered that […]

https://youtu.be/mbUOkR4AEUM Many terrible things happened in 1934. From a rash of dictators rising in Germany, China, Russia, Bolivia and Brazil to the #GreatDepression reaching depths of hopelessness unseen before. But some nice things happened too. #DonaldDuck first appeared on the scene and so did this song #MyOldFlame. Moving to the #HereAndNow, accompanying me beautifully as […]

https://youtu.be/1L51jYdwF4U They’re getting younger and younger, the musicians I’m working with these days, as I’m getting older and older. Meet @amithavguitar a 16 year-old, monster guitar player from Chennai. I met him through my friend @babimitra who sent me some of his music a few months ago. Since then Sir Gautam (he insists on calling […]