Nitin Sawhney is a busy man. Across nearly three decades, he has created award-winning, seminal studio works including 10 albums, scores of TV and film soundtracks, dance and theatre productions, as well as DJ sets. So, it is timely that Nitin is set to release his second live album Live At Ronnie Scotts with Gearbox Records. The new album features highlights from many of his ten studio albums, including 1999's Mercury Music Prize nominated Gold awarded Beyond Skin, the millennial epic Prophesy (2001) and his latest work Dystopian Dream.
Recorded across a three-night residency at the legendary Ronnie Scott's in Soho, London, during March 2016, these live re-imaginings of old and new favorites resonate in the intimate live setting of the iconic Soho venue. Expertly melding flamenco, funk and Indian ragas while branching into primeval blues, tabla breakbeats, beatboxing and much more, Sawhney and his accomplished band weave a textured tapestry of sounds to the sheer delight of the audience. As is the hallmark of the Live At Ronnie Scott's series, the supreme quality of Gearbox Records' mastering and cutting process ensures the intimacy and energy of the live setting is brought back to life in the comfort of your own listening space.
Speaking about the release, Nitin Sawhney said, "For any musician growing up in or around London, especially if you've grown up loving great improvisation, as I did, Ronnie Scott's is the most iconic club to play - hands down. We're used to playing large venues in London like the Royal Albert Hall so to then arrive at an intimate club like Ronnie Scott's with a pared down group of my favourite musicians was sublime. I hope you enjoy the result as much as I enjoyed our wonderful three nights there."