We are proud to announce two highly anticipated Jonas Hellborg releases, The Jazz Raj (Bardo 046) and The Silent Life Solo Bass 1990 (Bardo 126).

 

 

JR nyJONAS HELLBORG, ART METAL, THE JAZZ RAJ

 

The Jazz Raj is a Jonas Hellborg trio recording continuing his collaboration with guitarist Mattias "IA" Eklundh and introducing drummer Ranjit Barot.

The music is seamlessly bonding Western and Indian improvised music while avoiding the stylistic cliches that are so often the pitfalls of this type of music.

The Jazz Raj continues the tradition of the Bass/Drums/Guitar trios that Hellborg has been fronting for more than 2 decades featuring wonderful musicians such as Shawn Lane, Buckethead, Michael Shrieve and Jeff Sipe.

The tracks on the record are 2 half hour extended compostions with sections inter-related thematically using western interpretation of Indian Ragas.

It is a genre defying work, it is Jazz Metal and Indian music but primarily music for the pleasure of listening.

 

 

SLJONAS HELLBORG,  THE SILENT LIFE/SOLO BASS 1990


THE SILENT LIFE is a solo bass album recorded by Jonas Hellborg 1990 at Greenpoint Studios, the recording studio he co-owned with Bill Laswell at the time.

Hellborg spent 2 years prior to recording this album playing and getting attuned to an acoustic Bass Guitar crafted by master luthier Abraham Wechter. This instrument, the Roman Bass, was not only used on this landmark recording but also featured on Hellborgs collaboration with Tony Williams called "The Word" and Ginger Bakers Middle Passage (both recorded the same year).

The re-release of this Album is prompted by the discovery of unused takes of certain pieces and the sheer quality of sound on the original recordings (before processing).

What you get here is the naked truth, Jonas Hellborg, the Wechter Roman Bass, two Mics (a Neumann U47 and an AKG 414) straight to tape.

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