Joel Veena & Amit Singhal
Chintan is a jugalbandi (or duet, literally translated as 'entwined twins') between Indian slide guitarist Joel Veena (USA) and Bansuri artist Amit Singhal (INDIA). Joel and Amit met in 2016 by chance at a sarod concert in Delhi. After several missed connections, they finally sat down to play together in the winter of 2018 in Amit's home in Chandni Chowk, Delhi. They quickly found a brilliant chemistry while playing together, held three days of practice sessions and then headed to Satish Babbar Studio to record this album. What has emerged is an exciting, fresh rendition of Raga Bhimpalasi by two young artists exploring their collaborative potential. Also, a studio rendition of Joel Veena's original song, 'Jai Love', often performed at his concerts.
Despite the quickness with which this album came together, a good many hours were spent in planning their improvisations and how to make an effective recording even without tabla accompaniment. Hence Amit came up with the title 'Chintan' or 'thought and meditation.' credits released April 30, 2018
Joel 'Veena' Eisenkramer - Indian slide guitar Amit Singhal - Bansuri
Recorded at Satish Babbar Studios, Delhi by Manku Gurpreet Mixed by Joel Eisenkramer, Root Cellar Sound Mastered by Tom Hutten, Bionic Mastering