articles by Sunil Sampat

Life

Igor Butman's Russian jazz sextet wows Mumbai with innovative repertoire, impeccable artistry

Igor Butman reaches deep into the jazz song book to play a different collection of tunes for each concert

Entertainment

International Jazz Festival 2017: What's in store at this edition of the prestigious music fest

This edition of the International Jazz Festival at the NCPA promises a few happy surprises

Entertainment

On Record Store Day 2017, let's celebrate the revival of the long playing record, aka the LP

The LP has been marketed as the finest and purest medium for serious listeners

Life

Mercedes Benz Colombo Jazz Festival: Second edition of the fest is bigger, better

If ever there was an idyllic setting for holding a jazz festival, the organisers of the Mercedes Benz Colombo Jazz Festival found it.

Entertainment

RIP Benny Soans: A true artist, devotee of jazz and drummer par excellence

In the fairly rarefied space that jazz occupies on the Indian music scene, Benny Soans has been a rarity himself, a one off.

Entertainment

Beyond Bebop: The legendary guitarist Carlton Kitto was an essential part of the story of jazz in India

Carlton Kitto — who passed away on 28 November 2016 — was truly symbolic of India's jazz scene in so many ways. He certainly made for the ideal starting point to follow the thread and trend of "Indian" jazz.