Jai Uttal

Roots, Rock, Rama! Roots, Rock, Rama!

Marketing Highlights

  • Jai Uttal is a Grammy nominated world music performer and producer, who has released 19 albums of Indian devotional music
  • Music video for "Samba Sada Shiva" being released around release date.
  • Performing at Shakti Fest 2017

Bio

Growing up in the NYC music biz of the 50s and 60s (as a child he was at the session where Mitch Ryder recorded “Devil With a Blue Dress”!) Uttal understands true musicianship and has worked with top musicians including Bill Laswell, Don Cherry, and his musical guru Ustad Ali Akbar Khan throughout his career as a leader in bringing Indian devotional music to the west. On this recording, he is joined by many noted players including guitarist Steve Postell, horn master Jeff Cressman, vocalist Tina Malia, and many others. The Rio flavor on “Rama Moon” was driven by noted Brazilians – producer/guitarist Jose’ Neto and world-class percussionist Café de Silva.

Co-produced with Uttal in 2016 by noted Northern California producer Ben Leinbach, the album is a double CD with 12 5-12 minute tracks (typical of Kirtan, but also of that other NorCal staple – jam music!). CD 1 or the first 6 tracks are “Rama Sun” and are the more reggae influenced tracks – deeply steeped in earthy rhythms, hypnotic bass lines, jubilant horn charts and soulful vocal harmonies. CD 2, the next 6 tracks are “Rama Moon” and find Uttal in an entirely different mood. Grounded in the gentle, lilting sway of Brazilian samba, it also touches on the pastoral splendor of the more acoustic tracks from the Beatles’ White Album. The Beatles are another major influence, and Jai has brought their pioneering fusion of Indian music and Western pop into the 21st century.

Tracklist

1. R.A.S.A. (Radha’s Art of Supercelestial Amour)
2. Roots, Rock, Rama!
3. Raga Rocksteady
4. H.A.R.I. (Hari Awakens Radha’s Incandescence)
5. Primordial Swamp Beat
6. H.E.L.P. (Hari’s Ecstatic Love Potency)
1. S.R.I. R.A.M. (Supersonic Rescue Intervention Radiant Atomic Mantra)
2. Heart of the Gopis
3. Madhava Mystic
4. Saudades de Radha
5. S.A.M.B.A (Shiva’s Adoration of Mata Bhavani’s Ambrosia)
6. Echo of Mercy (Om Namo Narayanaya)

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Album Details

Artist

Jai Uttal

Album Title

Roots, Rock, Rama!

Street Date

03/03/2017

Order Due Date

02/03/2017

Discount

5% (ends 03/09/2017)

Genre

World Music

Label

Mantralogy

Parent Label

Equal Vision Records

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD15

UPC

794558037426

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

EVR3742

Album Details

Artist

Jai Uttal

Album Title

Roots, Rock, Rama!

Preorder Date

01/20/2017

Street Date

03/03/2017

Genre

World Music

Label

Mantralogy

Parent Label

Equal Vision Records

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446313108