Track List

  • 1. Ascent
  • 2. Flight
  • 3. Attachment
  • 4. DSH
  • 5. Gaanamurthi
  • 6. Mohana
  • 7. Pallavi (Mohana)
  • 8. Kedaragowla
  • 9. Kaveri
  • 10. Paavanaguru
  • 11. Lost Tales

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Where can I get it?

  • VidyA/Prasant Radhakrishnan Store
  • CDBaby
  • Amazon
  • iTunes
  • Rhapsody
  • Some independant music stores will also carry it. If you don't see it, ask for it! There are also other online services that have it as well.
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    Quotes

    ...able to blend two disciplines into a cohesive whole. East-West music appears to be gaining currency in the jazz world, but few do it with Radhakrishnan's degree of polish and panache. " - East Bay Express

    ...Pioneering trans-cultural terrain." - San Francisco Chronicle

    VidyA's music breathes at the very center of a cultural crossroads between the North American jazz idiom and the Carnatic music of South India. VidyA's music is a new vein of North American music... present tense, present location, new culture in the making." -Todd Brown, Red Poppy Art House


    …when these patterns are played on saxophone, violin, string bass, and jazz drums, there is a build-up of emotional energy and intellectual complexity which seems to recreate the energy that was present at the birth of bebop in 1940s New York. In fact, if Charlie Parker or Dizzie Gillespie had heard VidyA at that time, I think it would have never have occurred to them that VidyA’s music was Indian. They would simply have wondered where these cats had found a sound that was so mercilessly free of the standard melodic and rhythmic clichés.” -Teed Rockwell, India Currents


    A style that's madly percussive and sparkling… combines jazz's sweet dreaminess with the Indian form's insistent rhythmic and tonal changes.” – SF Weekly

    Imagine ragas and American blues folded into a single moment. It's a fusion of Indian classical and jazz, and the leader, Prasant Radhakrishnan, 24, points the way for a number of Bay Area improvisers.” - San Francisco Chronicle, “Year in Jazz” (January 2007).