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Kai Eckhardt, Fareed Haque, Alan Hertz, Kit Walker (Garaj Mahal)

Kai Eckhardt, Fareed Haque, Alan Hertz, Kit Walker (Garaj Mahal) - Gasoline Angel - 2000 - X-group

The masterful San Francisco's fusion band, Garaj Mahal fused the concept of jazz with a unique, original and eclectic mix of world rhythms encompassing pop, soul, progressive rock, studied jazz and modern jazz fusion, Indian music, focused funk, and jam-band styles. The highly obscure "Gasoline Angel " proved at the turn of the millennium that the future of good, spontaneous, innovative, eclectic and original jazz fusion was alive and well. Bassist Kai Eckhardt, speaking about "Gasoline Angel" said, "That was our own bootleg. It was produced in a split second. Suddenly there was this CD. Someone backed it financially, and we quickly went into the studio for one day—a very spontaneous decision. You're not going to see many of those. It's a collector's item. It's got a great sleeve—all of these people in the back of a truck". “Gasoline Angel” is definitely not for the snobby progressive fusion purists, but great music just the same and HR by A.O.O.F.C. Check out the band’s “Blueberry Cave” album on this blog. Buy Garaj Mahal's outstanding "w00t" CD and support great modern fusion and real music. Read a lot more about the band @ http://www.garajmahal.us/ and read a brilliant interview with the highly intelligent and great musician Kai Eckhardt @ http://innerviews.org/inner/eckhardt.html [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 114 Mb] N.B: This official album never seems to be included in Garaj Mahal’s discography. Has anybody out there got the artwork and sleeve notes for the album? TVM


1 Alap
2 Ivory Tower
3 Make a Hippy Happy
4 D-Tuned
5 Sudan
6 Kai-ma Sutra
7 Little Rascals
8 Sore Loser

All tracks composed by band members, individually and collectively


Fareed Haque - Guitar
Kai Eckhardt - Bass
Kit Walker - Keyboards
Alan Hertz - Drums


Garaj Mahal is a four piece band, based in the United States, playing a fusion of jazz, Indian music, rock, and especially funk: Kai Eckhardt (bass), Fareed Haque (guitars), Alan Hertz (drums), Sean Rickman (drums) and Eric Levy (keys). The band was formed in 2000 with the largely fulfilled expectation that the technical virtuosity each band member has been known for would bring about great music. They are one of the modern low- to mid-profile bands that allow their music to be recorded live at shows, and distributed in torrents, and musical archives. In early 2007, Mahal's "Blueberry Cave" won in The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Jam Album. According to Bassist Kai Eckhardt the band has disbanded with no plans to play again. After 11 years of touring, nine albums recorded and roughly 1000 shows played, the East/West Coast band Garaj Mahal has put an end to its appearances. There are currently no plans for future shows. Kai Eckhardt, August 14, 2011


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

Gruguons said...

Hi Paul,
Thank you so much for this one, love this band

Keep up the good job
cheers, Yann

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi Gruguons! TYVM...glad you like this great band! Keep in touch...Paul