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Universal Consciousness: Jay Gandhi, Jeff 'Tain Watts & Friends

  • Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Universal Consciousness is a new project created by legendary jazz drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts and groundbreaking bansuri player @Jay Gandhi. Premiering at the Rubin Museum of Art, it will feature original compositions and traditional melodies drawn from Hindustani raga, American jazz, and global folk music. They will be joined by the Cuban bass virtuoso Yunior TERRY Sharik Hassan on Piano and Mari Tanaka on tanpura.

When Gandhi and Watts met onstage at an Alice Coltrane tribute (alongside Reggie Workman and Ravi Coltrane), the two discovered a rare musical simpatico. Their project, named after the seminal Alice Coltrane album, reflects their backgrounds in jazz, Indian classical music, and beyond. With a shared philosophy that "all music is folk music," they explore a range of musical styles with inspired, adventurous, and truly spontaneous improvisation.

Tickets: $30.00
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Earlier Event: May 2
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