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Amit Chaudhuri on Lopa's show last week

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:58 pm
by Nigel w
Thought his studio session was brilliant.

Like a cross between John Martyn and Tim Buckley with a touch of Nusrat thrown in.

Especially his version of On Broadway. Check it out on the R3 iPlayer.

Re: Amit Chaudhuri on Lopa's show last week

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:42 pm
by Chris P
Nigel w wrote:Like a cross between John Martyn and Tim Buckley with a touch of Nusrat thrown in.


blimey - you've made it sound impossible not to check out ! Might do a Youtube search first though.

edit - I've just tried 2 Youtube clips of his music & found them unlistenable - the first was laden full of cheesy rock guitar lickage, the second sounded like 2nd rate background music for a charlatan's therapy room.

BUT - I still believe you that the Lopa session is worth a listen & will go there next !

Re: Amit Chaudhuri on Lopa's show last week

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:02 pm
by Chris P
ok I've listened to the first 2 of his 3 session tracks. Yes I did like what he was doing with his voice, though nowhere did I reckon he earned the comparisons you made. The instrumental backing & song structures weren't too fresh for me, yes I know one's a cover (On Broadway), but the keyboards & the guitar just sound a bit loungey & uninspired.

So pleasant enough but not my bag, it's all subjective though, so thanks for the heads up.

Liked that Tiken Jah track she played - African Revolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXalCtWpcG0
riti, ngoni & balafon with roots reggae: nice

Re: Amit Chaudhuri on Lopa's show last week

PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:50 am
by EleanorT
Interesting to read about the mixed reactions. I heard him perform at Asia House prob last year and found it unbearable, so much so that I'm not going to be giving him more of my time by listening to this more recent show.

Re: Amit Chaudhuri on Lopa's show last week

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:19 pm
by jayaram
Am relieved to learn there's been "mixed reaction". I'd written to the Beeb to say I wished they'd advised him to stick to his day job instead of inflicting him on unsuspecting listeners.