Summit Attempt

Summit Attempt

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Lingua rock musica, with a healthy disregard for genre boundaries

Biography

Summit Attempt's influences span from Jimi Hendrix to Shpongle, from Jaco Pastorius to Primal Scream, from Allman Brothers to Ozric Tentacles.
Sumit, the founder guitar player for the Kolkata-based Latin-jazz band The Orient Express and now a senior editor with Rediff.com, India's largest online portal, is the driving force behind the band. Though Summit Attempt -- website: www.summitattempt.in -- has been playing together as a band since just September 2007, the musicians are former Orient Express mates.
Doi, Summit Attempt's drummer, was also the vocalist and percussion player for Kolkata-based rock band Krosswindz.
Bumpy is one of India’s busiest and best bass players whose credits include touring Europe with author-turned-singer Amit Chowdhury’s band This is Not Fusion, and playing with Tanmay Bose, one of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar’s favourite tabla players, and percussion maestro Taufiq Qureshi. Bumpy has also stunned many a visiting jazz musician with his virtuosity, and played with many of them across India — at jazz festivals, at pubs, at concerts, you name it.
Sayantan has scored the music for a National Award-winning movie in India.
Together, they create a sound that is a heady cocktail of the blues, jazz, rock, electronica and Latin, with rock as the solid foundation.
To watch videos of Summit Attempt live, click http://www.youtube.com/user/summitattempt

Lyrics

Farewell

Written By: Sumit Bhattacharya

Farewell dear mountains
For winter is here
I must fly
Alone into the night
Farewell o' river
I bid you goodbye
As the moon leaves my shadow
On your silvery scrapbook
I will fly alone over that ocean
That glitters in the pale moonlight
Into the arms of another day
Where the light will give me warmth
And take away the cold
Oh it will take away the cold...
I'm going home

Some People

Written By: Sumit Bhattacharya

There are some people
Who would bend a word of god
To suit their own
And there are some people
On the edge of town

I only wanted
To play along
But it seems such a long time
Since I played that song

There are some people
Who would dig into the past
To find the blood
And there are some people
Who play in the dark

I only wanted
To play along
But it seems such a long time
Since I played that song

Discography

Blue Bugyal, a self-produced eight-song album. The songs are available for streaming listening on our website www.summitattempt.in

Set List

We only perform original songs and instrumentals. Our typical set list is 90 minutes long. If strictly required, we can do our interpretation of songs and tunes like Weather Report's Birdland, Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze and Chick Corea's Spain.