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|Vishwa Mohan Bhatt|
Bourbon & Rosewater
Genres: Country, World Music, Jazz, Pop
The North Indian Bhatt stretches in a different direction for this collaboration with country/bluegrass dobro virtuoso Douglas and bassist Meyer, Douglas's frequent partner in Nashville. Both the dobro and the upright bass... more »
The North Indian Bhatt stretches in a different direction for this collaboration with country/bluegrass dobro virtuoso Douglas and bassist Meyer, Douglas's frequent partner in Nashville. Both the dobro and the upright bass employ sliding tones, of course, and are quite compatible with Bhatt's mohan vina. All but one of the eight tunes on this all-instrumental album were written by one or more of the three musicians, and they come up with lovely, shimmering, legato lines. Instead of the earthy qualities elicited by Mahal's blues, Douglas and Meyer bring out the yearning and melodic qualities of Bhatt's playing with the result that this is Bhatt's most tuneful and accessible project yet. --Geoffrey Himes
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One of my favourites on long drives. This has the right mix of indian classical(hindustani) and the down south-blues styles. They complement each other with surprising fluidity. Perhaps, I expected too much from the acoustics. But, they are refreshingly clear and smooth notes of all the stringed instruments can be *felt* sliding down into your heart. By far, one of the best from guitar-based fusion stuff."
Slide Into the Sounds!
Gary Reiner | Sacramento, CA USA | 03/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bourbon & Rosewater (1995) is perhaps the best Waterlily Acoustics "East meets West" production. On this disc the bourbon is provided by Jerry Douglas on Dobro and Edgar Meyer on Bass. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt provides the rosewater with his Mohan Vina (customized slide guitar). Bourbon and Rosewater opens the disc with intensity and excitement, and this is followed by an entire album of innovative and creative tracks, each of which exemplifies the artistic talents of the musicians. The disc is entirely instrumental. If you liked this production, you should check out A Meeting by the River, which features Ry Cooder on slide guitar."