In 2001, bassist Jonas Hellborg and guitarist Shawn Lane expanded their touring group to include percussionist Selvaganesh and his two brothers, Umashankar (percussion) and Umamahesh (vocals), who stem from one of the most prominent musical families of southern India. Their father, Vikku Vinayakram, was a member of John McLaughlin's pioneering 70's world music group Shakti. Selvaganesh is currently a member of the new incarnation of Shakti, along with McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain.
The first concert on the European tour of 2001 was at the legendary jazz club New Morning in Paris, France. It was filmed for a documentary on Jonas Hellborg made by Daniel Fahri for the European TV channel ARTE.
On this, our first DVD, we at Bardo present nearly two hours of music - both sets of the concert in their entirety. We are sure you will enjoy the intricate and passionate interplay between the musicians.It is of course a great memento documenting the unique talent of the late guitar master Shawn Lane, who perhaps better than any other western musician mastered the vocabulary of Indian music.
Here he is, an American in Paris.
Jonas Hellborg Bass Guitar
Shawn Lane Guitar
Selvaganesh Kanjeera, Vocal
Umashankar Ghatam, Vocal
1 Who Would You Like to Be 14:40
2 Savitri 20:23
3 Leal Souvenir 13:00
4 Surbahar 9:32
5 Sankarabharanam 14:15
6 Aga of the Ladies 32:27
DVD release of the 2001 concert at New Morning.
Taped at New Morning, Paris, France, May 15th 2001.
Mastered at Bardo Music NYC.