In 1998, Re-Orient, Baluji’s fusion group recorded their second album in the ‘Indian World Music Fusion’ series. Entitled ‘Seven Steps to the Sun’, the album reflects the group’s progression to new heights of inspiration and musical adventure. The album was recorded in September 1998 at Arc Music Studios in East Grinstead, and features Baluji Shrivastav playing over ten instruments. The album includes Re-Orient artists Chris Conway and Linda Shanovitch as well as special guest artists, Ustad Faiyaz Khan on tabla, Gerry Hunt and Clive Bell. The images from the CD sleeve include explanations of all fifteen tracks on the album, the instruments used, and a background to Baluji’s group, Re-Orient, and its members.
|Date of Creation / Publication||1998|
|Associated Person/ Organisation||Shrivastav, Baluji|
|Collection and Reference Number||Baluji Shrivastav Collection (GB 2661 BS)|
|Access to originals||The originals are located with Baluji Shrivastav|
|Series notes||Baluji Shrivastav formed the ensemble Jazz Orient, with his wife and fellow singer Linda Shanovitch and musician Chris Conway in 1992. The group emerged out of relationships formed with other musicians of diverse musical traditions who all believed in three principles of music: exploration of different compositional techniques, interacting with other musicians from different traditions, and improvisation. The music Baluji wanted to produce through his fusion work was a sound unlimited by traditional boundaries and an acceptance of diverse musical influences. The ensemble frequently performs live, and invites guest musicians to complement their work in the studio and in concert performances. |
This section comprises items relating to Baluji's fusion and jazz work. It includes flyers for concerts, programmes, CD sleeves and posters.
|Collection notes||The digitised material in the Baluji Shrivastav Collection falls into several categories relating to Baluji's work: classical music, new music, fusion, education, and theatre. The digitised items include photographs, concert flyers and posters, extracts of theatre programmes and education related documents. |