Monkey

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/9/2002
  • Label: Triloka Records
  • UPC: 793018521123
  • Catalog Number: 82011

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jai Uttal Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, 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
Steve Gorn Contributor
Brant Biles Remixing
Joe Gastwirt Digital Editing, Mastering
Bruce Linde Arranger
Robert Margouleff Remixing
Mitchell Markus Executive Producer
Roger Nichols Engineer
Jai Uttal Arranger, Producer
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