Joe Harriott & John Mayer - Indo jazz fusions

Released in 1967, Indo-Jazz Fusions boldly meshed elements of Western and Indian classical music with modal and free-jazz to create a vibrant and organic new sound. The album opens with the 17-minute Mayer composition, “Partita,” a highly orchestrated suite comprised of three linked movements, featuring strong individual solos and an intense collective improvisation at its end. Mayer nimbly conducts both halves of the Double Quintet as they riff on traditional Indian scales (ragas) and lay down intricate rhythmic patterns (talas). Harriott dominates throughout, playing accessibly and free, his impassioned solos soaring to meet Mayer’s Indian challenge.

4-Acka Raga
6-Raga Piloo
7-Song before Sunrise
8-Purvi Variations
9-Mishra Blues

1 comment:

  1. Got the earlier pairing of these two artists, and it is beautiful. But the above link is deads-ville, and I'd love to get Harriott and Mayer II. Any chance?