From India to Istanbul, England to Jamaica: Bombay Dub Orchestra

Hear Bombay Dub Orchestra talk about their wonderful new CD,
Tales from the Grand Bazaar tonight on Echoes.

TalesI first heard of Garry Hughes back in the 1980s when he was making space music albums like Ancient Evenings and Sacred Cities for the Audion label.  He gone on to be a top producer and session musician in England.  Andrew T. MacKay is also an English session artist playing keyboards and arranging orchestras.  In the mid 2000’s they created a concept called Bombay Dub Orchestra, mixing electronic moods, Bollywood strings, Indian instruments and reggae dub strategies.  Their two previous CDs, Bombay Dub Orchestra and Three Cities were both Echoes CDs of the Month. They’ve just released their third full-length album, Tales from the Grand Bazaar and it should have been a CD of the Month pick.  The album takes them from India to Istanbul to Jamaica where Reggae rhythm legends Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare recorded with them.  It’s an album of serene and soaring strings, seductive rhythms, and gorgeous melodies spun from eastern instruments and voices.   Hear tales from  Bombay Dub Orchestra when I interview them tonight on Echoes.

John Diliberto (((echoes)))

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