Recorded by Sebastian Witkowski at Polish Radio S4 Studio, Warsaw, May 24th, 2016.
Mixed and mastered by Mikołaj Bugaja
JOY!Guru is an extraordinary joint project of legendary Indian slide guitarist, Debashish Bhattacharya, and leading Polish musicians from Warsaw's alternative jazz scene: drummer Hubert Zemler, and double-bassist Wojtek Traczyk.
The album, which draws on the atmosphere of the 1970's, was recorded during one all-night session in Poland's ''Abbey Road'' - Studio S4 of Polish Radio and produced by Karol Czajkowski.
All the compositions were created without arrangements or preparation. As a result we get an improvised story about the meeting of the two musical traditions of East and West, told in the language of trance modal jazz, blues Hindustani raga and Hawaiian music.
Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, a student of Ali Akbar Khan, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and Brij Bhushan Kabra - with whom he lived and trained for 10 years. Pioneer of Indian slide guitar. Fascinated by the Hawaiian lap steel guitar, he created a series of his own instruments constructed for the....... more