• Tue, Nov 13, 2018

India Music Week III: Jaga Jazzist at the Blue Frog, Mumbai - December 7


India Music Week III: Jaga Jazzist at the Blue Frog, Mumbai - December 7

After playing at RSJ Live Nites in Delhi, Norway's experimental jazz maestros Jaga Jazzist headed to Mumbai to play at the third 100 Pipers India Music Week.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> The Blue Frog stage was ideal for the nine-piece ensemble, with their multi-instrumental setup.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> The band has an eclectic sound, as jazzy spaces are pocked by long passages of build ups and crescendos and wavy emotions.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> They all play multiple instruments, allowing the feel and the vibe of the songs to flourish.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> The crowd was enthralled by the virtuosic display on stage.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> Jaga Jazzist are signed on to Ninja Tune, which is also home to artists such as Bonobo and Cinematic Orchestra.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> They played a set that lasted close to two hours, each second of which was overflowing with energy, heart, and conviction.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> They also played a host of new songs as well as old favourites on the night, including 'One-Armed Bandit'.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> The band intersperses electronic sections with flowing passages and a powerful rhythmic delivery.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> The place filled up as the night progressed, eventually coming close to full capacity as the band kept the audience captivated.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> An appreciative and adoring audience was duly entertained by the music as well as Martin Horntveth's interactions between songs.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> ...And grooving to the rhythm quite joyfully as the night drew to a close even as the festivities weren't even close to subsiding.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> The complex stage setup was adeptly handled by the virtuosic instrumentalists that comprise Jaga Jazzist, each one shining as the night went on.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> DJ Hamza took the stage next to close out the evening, along with Manu Idhra on percussions.<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span> It was an appropriate closer after Jaga Jazzist's phenomenal set, and Hamza kept the crowds entertained...<br/><span class='courtesyName'> Photo Courtesy - Prashin Jagger  </span>
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