Ragmala Premier! Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive

December 13, 2019

December 13, 2019

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

Elabash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York


Event Description

Our ambitious 3LP, 40 musician, recording RAGMALA with Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra has been receiving acclaim worldwide. Critics have been comparing the work to many our heroes including Miles Davis, Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra. This will be the NYC Premier! 38 musicians including special guest, Gnawa master Hassan Hakmoun, will be taking the stage at Elabash Hall as part of the Live@365 Series. We recommend getting your tickets in advance for this special concert.

“I am deeply in love with it. Its expansive otherness, its core rasa, remind of the feeling I get when listening to my heroes; Cherry, Sanders, Sun Ra, Coltrane. Ragmala is an authoritative step forward in the evolution of a truly global, celestial, cosmic “world” music.”
(5 Stars) UK Vibe

subime..a gorgeously complex tapestry of sounds, hues and sensations” Downbeat

In the jazz world, not since Sun Ra has this reviewer heard anything so successful at reaching the parts other music generally fails to reach. This double album feels like a milestone in the evolution of truly world music.”
Fiona Mactaggart, London Jazz News

The sound has been called a Bitches Brew—Miles Davis (Columbia, 1970)—of the twenty-first century, but perhaps a more accurate comparison might be Alice Coltrane circa 1973, with her Journey to Satchidananda (Impulse! Records), painted, in Ragmala‘s case, from a broader palette.

4 Stars  DAN MCCLENAGHAN -All About Jazz

“While Philadelphia’s Painted Bride Art Center has been presenting jazz, improvised and/or experimental music for half a century, it’s still entirely possible this was the most sweepingly wide, boundary-defying cross-cultural performance the venue has ever seen.  All About Jazz – Geno Thackara


Special Guest Hassan Hakmoun -sintir, lead vocals

Conducted and spontaneously composed by Adam Rudolph

Abhik Mukherjee – sitar

Damon Banks – electric bass

David Ellenbogen – guitar

Alexis Marcelo – keys

Arun Ramamurthy – violin

Avram Fefer -basss clarinet, tenor sax

Gwen Laster -viola

Jay Gandhi – bansuri

Kenny Wessel – guitar

Leco Reis – bass

Marco Cappelli- guitar

Mari Tanaka – tampura

Mia Theodoratus- harp

Michel Gentile – flute

Peter Zummo – trombone

Richard Carr – violin

Sameer Gupta -tabla

Sana Nagano – violin

Stephanie Griffin – viola

Stephen Haynes cornets, flugelhorn, alto horn

Sylvain Leroux – tambin, flutes

Trina Basu Ramamurthy – violin

Ze Luis – flute

Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon

Abderahim Hakmoun -vocal, qaraqaba

Charlie Burnham – violin

Graham Haynes – cornet

Hamid Drake – drums

Harris Eisenstadt -bata

Jake Charkey -cello

Julianne Carney-Chung – violin

Libby Schwartz – french horn

Ned Rothenberg clarinets

Neel Murgai -sitar, overtone vocal

Samarth Nagarkar – vocalsRagm

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