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Monkey

Monkey

by Jai Uttal
     
 

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On Monkey, young Jai Uttal continued to fuse Indian spiritual music and American pop with generally pleasing results. Once again, he demonstrates his mastery of acoustic Indian instruments like the harmonium and the dotar while using electronic synthesizers in a very human and soulful fashion. Though some of the material bears some resemblance to secular Indian

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On Monkey, young Jai Uttal continued to fuse Indian spiritual music and American pop with generally pleasing results. Once again, he demonstrates his mastery of acoustic Indian instruments like the harmonium and the dotar while using electronic synthesizers in a very human and soulful fashion. Though some of the material bears some resemblance to secular Indian pop of the '90s, which also unites synthesizers and traditional instruments, Uttal's overall approach is far from secular. While Uttal's own songs (both instrumental and with vocals) are dominant, "Govinda" is a moving version of the time-honored Hindu prayer. Jazz improviser Peter Apfelbaum is heard on both tenor sax and drums, and a fair amount of jazz influence asserts itself on "The Hooded Serpent" and the title song.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/09/2002
Label:
Triloka Records
UPC:
0801298201120
catalogNumber:
82011

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jai Uttal   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Cymbals,Harmonium,Vocals,Synthesizer Guitar,Sarod,Sampling,Dotar,Gubgubbi,Kartals,Gopichard
Peter Apfelbaum   Percussion,Drums,Tenor Saxophone,Qarqaba
Steve Gorn   Flute,Bansuri
Tamiya Lynn   Background Vocals
Peck Allmond   Trumpet,Cornet,Horn,Soprano Saxophone
Will Bernard   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Sampling
Tom Brechtlein   Drums
Charlie Burham   Violin
Charlie Burnham   Violin
Mala Ganguly   Vocals
Geoffrey Gordon   Dumbek,Percussion,Bongos,Drums,Dholak,Frame Drum
Daniel Paul Kapp   Tabla
Bruce Linde   Bass
Rob Vlack   Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ,Sampled Keyboards

Technical Credits

Peter Apfelbaum   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Brant Biles   Remixing
Bruce Linde   Arranger
Robert Margouleff   Remixing
Mitchell Markus   Executive Producer
Roger Nichols   Engineer
Jai Uttal   Arranger,Producer

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