Purbayan Chatterjee – Unbounded (Abaad) (Sufiscore, CD/digital)

The influence of classical Indian music on western pop and avant-garde music is well documented. The sitarist and composer Purbayan Chatterjee does not go the other way for »Unbounded (Abaad),« but instead has assembled an ensemble from all over the world for the seven pieces. The music reflects the international line-up stylistically: jazz, Latin American music styles, even country and of course elements of classical Sufi and Hindustani music meet each other at eye level as a sometimes overwhelming mix of styles.