02 August 2012
TLR (The Living Room)
The Brian Citro Trio is fusion of American jazz traditions and contemporary Indian musical styles. The trio is a welcome new addition to the contemporary Indian music scene, performing newly composed music and reinterpreting standards from jazz greats like Thelonious Monk, Sonnly Rollins and Wayne Shorter.
The group has developed a truly original sound that combines the disparate but shared musical influences of its members. Guitarist Brian Citro hails from Chicago and is steeped in the jazz and avant-garde traditions that make that city's music scene one of the most vibrant in the world. Brian has performed around the world and is currently based in Delhi. His refined sense of jazz improvisation and versatile harmonic vocabulary turns each performance into a unique musical experience. Bassist Abishek Mangla and drummer Nikhil Vasudeva are two of India's most gifted young musicians. They have established themselves as integral members of the Indian rock and creative music scenes as members of bands like Bandish, The Ska Vengers and The Commons. Together they form an agile rhythm section for the trio informed by India's rich rhythmic tradition as well as contemporary Western styles like funk, fusion and indie rock.