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Meeting ground between East and West

From the Summer 2003 issue.

By Jonas Hellborg, Shawn Lane and V. Selvaganesh

Bardo Music: 2003

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Rock/jazzsters Jonas Hellborg (bass) and Shawn Lane (guitar) hook up with V. Selvaganesh for a second time (along with V. Umamahesh and V. Umashankar) on "Icon" – and once again, create a meeting ground between Indian raga and rock that's as interesting and alive as it is seamless.

Whatever Hellborg, Lane and company are doing, it long ago ceased being an experiment and became a quintet of five like minds creating some very heavy sounds.

Review by Jim Trageser. Jim is a writer and editor living in Escondido, Calif., and was a contributor to the "Grove Press Guide to Blues on CD" (1993) and "The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Blues" (2005).

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