Rajiv Jayaweera

Premiere DateJul 26, 2020
Categories Jazz Music
00:00 The Jazz Hole with Linus
02:15 Memphis Ran Blake, Frank Carlberg
04:20 Pistils Rajiv Jayaweera, Lara Bello
08:19 Interview with Rajiv Jayaweera, Part I
16:01 The Elephant Rajiv Jayaweera
22:49 Interview with Rajiv Jayaweera, Part II
33:29 Hirimbura Rajiv Jayaweera
40:29 Conjuration Huet, Fournier, Kuhl
51:16 Gunther’s Magic Row Ran Blake, Frank Carlberg
55:07 The Jazz Hole with Linus
57:02 Short Life Of Barbara Monk Ran Blake, Frank Carlberg
59:49 Finish

Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole with Linus is mostly about drummer, percussionist and composer Rajiv Jayaweera, who just released his debut recording “Pistils” (via Outside In Music). Rajiv was born in London, grew up in Melbourne, is of Sri Lankan heritage and is currently based in New York City. He talks to host Linus about his inspirations and experiences making this album. Other artists today are the trio Huet//Fournier//Kuhl (Edwin Huet, Alex Fournier and Mike Kuhl) with music from their latest album Rarefied Air, plus tracks by the two unbelievable pianists Ran Blake and Frank Carlberg, who released their duo album Gray Moon in early 2020.

Ran Blake & Frank Carlberg – “Memphis”, “Gunther’s Magic Row” & “Short Life Of Barbara Monk”
Album: Gray Moon
Ran Blake (p, comp) and Frank Carlberg (p)

Rajiv Jayaweera featuring Lara Bello – Pistils
Album: Pistils
Rajiv Jayaweera (d, cymbals, thammattama, caxixi), Chris Cheek (ts, ss), Aaron Parks (p), Hugh Stuckey (g), Sam Anning (b) and Lara Bello (voc)

Rajiv Jayaweera – “The Elephant” & “Hirimbura”
Album: Pistils
Rajiv Jayaweera (d, cymbals, thammattama, caxixi), Chris Cheek (ts, ss), Aaron Parks (p), Hugh Stuckey (g) and Sam Anning (b)

Huet//Fournier//Kuhl – Conjuration
Album: Rarefied Air
Edwin Huet (electronics, live processing), Alex Fournier (b) and Mike Kuhl (d, perc)

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