Mukta

Mukta

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The band MUKTA mixs World, Jazz, Afro & Soul. Tours to the Middle East, Africa, India, Canada, Europe. MUKTA was nominated twice at the french classic and jazz music awards 5 studio albums and 10 years of stage performances (400 concerts).New album « Invisible Worlds » coming out on the 20th May

Biography

BIOGRAPHY
Mukta was founded in 1999 by the double bass player and composer: Simon Mary. Meaning "pearl" in language Sanskrit, Mukta is undoubtedly a group impossible to miss for the amateurs of world jazz, heritage of the fusion formerly initiated by memorable Shakti of John McLaughlin and Zakir Hussain. Precursor of "Asian Vibe", mixing India and the jazz, then innovating in a musical adventure flirting with electronic esthetics, Mukta is not easily classified and asserts a music open on the world. The band is the apostle of an unexplored sound geography and creates a fascinating universe where improvisation slips from the compositions. Several tours to the middle east, in Africa, in Canada, in Eastern Europe and in jazz festivals such as Nice, Montreux, Montréal, or the rock festival of Belfort, testify of their rich music. Mukta was nominated twice at the classic and jazz music awards: indeed they perfectly match oriental delights and occidental jazz flavours. After 4 studio albums, among which the scintillating Haveli, lately recorded in India and 10 years of stage performances, MUKTA takes the time of a review on its course with a recording live at Pannonica in Nantes, venue where they played at their debut. The group thus presents new pieces and pieces revisited of their four albums and keeps playing on stage with much energy and passion. Their new album « Invisible Worlds » coming out on the 20th May.

Discography

DISCOGRAPHIE
Indian sitar & world jazz (Warner Jazz 1999) Sélection fip
Jade (Warner Jazz 2000) Sélection fip, le Mouv’, Fnac
Dancing on one’s hands ! (Warner Jazz 2000)
Haveli (Up Music-Warner 2005)
Invisible Worlds (Bassofone ! 2008)

COMPILATIONS
PlanetMusic 3 (Chart Records 2000)
Urban Jazz Groove(2000)
Spirit of India (Wagram 2002)
Master tapes 01 (WarnerMusic 2002)
Jazz Club Sunset (Dreyfus Jazz 2003)
Bombaysers de Lille 3000 (Patchwork Records 2007)
Ligeria ! (Yolk 2007)

VIDEO
Métissages en Muzzik au New Morning (Muzzik février 99)
Live aux Eurockéennes de Belfort (Music Juillet 2000)
Live à St Nolff ( Sombrero Production Juillet 2000)

RADIO & T.V.
Nulle part ailleurs (canal +, Février 2001)
Le pont des artistes (France inter)
Jazz à FIP live ( Spécial Musiques du Monde 2000)
Paris Jazz Club ( ARTE/ Ex Nihilo 2003)

MOVIES MUSIC
Elephant Juice (2001)
Le chignon d’Olga (de Jérome Bonnell 2002)

Set List

Set 45mn to 1H30
Set list (Instrumentals & songs)
INVISIBLE WORLDS
VELVET LOTUS
IJAZZAT
JADE
FLY 336
ARUNACHALA
BLUE TALA
INFINITE SPIRAL