Guitarist Larry Coryell was among the premier pioneers of jazz-rock fusion back in the 1970s, renowned for searing electric licks that ignited scorching expeditions into virgin territory. Besides his landmark group Eleventh House, Coryell has played with the likes of Hendrix, Clapton, and Metheny over the years, with increasing interests in classical and world music. He's been working with Bombay Jazz on and off since 2003, mixing jazz and classical Indian music with saxophonist George Brooks, flutist Ronu Majumdar, and tabla player Vijay Ghate. Brooks has a longtime interest in Indian music, as well as blues and avant-garde jazz. Majumdar has a global reputation as a master of a bamboo flute called a bansuri. Ghate is considered a tabla virtuoso who has played widely with both Indian and western musicians. The group's unique blend of raga, with ethereal threads of jazz and unexpected tendrils from Brazil and beyond, amounts to a heady, exotically spiced east-west feast, jazz's improvisational elixir atop a classical Indian base.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Starts: March 16. Continues through March 17, 2010