26 Apr, 2018
Conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester and now living in London, Arun's musical vocabulary and vision reflects his rich geographical heritage. Using the spirit and language of jazz, with the sounds and styles of hip-hop, Indian classical and folk, western classical, rock, pop and avant-garde, Ghosh's music is full of lyrical melodies and searching harmonies, down to earth directness and psychedelic ambient introspection. Its sweet and timeless melodies give birth to soaring improvisations and raag explorations.
His Indo-Jazz Sextet play original music of South Asian origin with a contemporary jazz attitude, rocking urban beats and the passion of punk. Sweet and timeless melodies give birth to soaring improvisations and raag explorations, driven by a heady mix of dub-reggae bass, tabla trickery and ferocious drum explosions.
Constantly experimenting with live formats and arrangements has been key to Arun Ghosh's growing reputation for creating music that is “...at once no-nonsense, thrilling and beautiful...uproarious and irresistible” (The Telegraph).