Ahimsa | What Is the Nature of Spirit ?

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What Is the Nature of Spirit ?

by Ahimsa

India meets Jazz, worldmusic at its best
Genre: World: Indian Classical
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1. A Fistful of Talas
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2. Zappalahari
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3. Ella....For Namalie
5:18 $0.99
4. Kriti
5:30 $0.99
5. Facing Vast Land
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6. Vast Land
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7. Samiha's Dream
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8. Ahimsa, Pt. II
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9. Catch 334
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Album Notes
Ahimsa is a four-piece world music ensemble based in Germany, India, Italy and France. Seamlessly weaving guitar, double violin and Bass & Drums, their music is a captivating fusion, masterfully blending traditional Indian Carnatic music with elements of western classical music and jazz.
The group grew out of a chance meeting in 1999 of Munich-based guitarist Matthias Muller and South Indian violinist S. Radhakrishna, which blossomed into friendship, mutual admiration and eventually a musical partnership. With the addition of two ace Indian percussionists and a bassist, the line-up of Ahimsa was born, and their two albums to date, `Seven Steps to Liberty’ and `What is the Nature of Spirit?´ have acquired broad critical acclaim. Ahimsa in Sanskrit denotes non-violence and compassion for all beings.
In 2012 Ahimsa developed the desire to change the line-up and become more ‚jazzy‘ and more ‚modern‘ and ended up with the new Ahimsa Quartet featuring world-class bass-player Dominique DiPiazza( John Mclaughlin, Bireli Lagrene, Nelson Veras etc... ) and Andrea Marchesini on drums who performed with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane ….
In Ahimsa’s fiery compositions, the complex rhythmic structures and raga improvisations of Carnatic music are extemporaneous, yet meticulously balanced with the harmonic diversity of western classical music and the unlimited expression of jazz. The band creates daring and compelling explorations, their musicianship is superb and their live performances are incendiary.
Attesting to their dazzling virtuosity, the band’s individual members have collaborated with a veritable who´s who of modern music-from Pandit Ravi Shankar, John McLaughlin, Shawn Lane, Dr. L. Subramaniam to Bireli Lagrene and Pandit V.M. Bhatt-to name just a few.



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