The Carlton Kitto Ensemble @ Someplace Else, Kolkata : Monday Jazz Monday Blues 14 March 2011

Calcutta, March 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hosted by the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society and produced Littlei, the popular Monday Jazz Monday Blues Live Program Series at SOMEPLACE ELSE, The Park, Kolkata on March 14, 2011 will feature THE CARLTON KITTO ENSEMBLE performing live from 9:00 pm onwards.

Carlton Kitto says, "The transition from Swing to Bop happened in the late 30s (38 – 39) by a young guitar genius Charlie Christian who died at the age of 22. This however was taken up by a group of highly talented musicians like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk – Max Roach and others and during the early experimental sessions at the Minton’s in Harlem came to be known as Be Bop Jazz. The most challenging form of music from all angles. Harmonically – technically – lyrically or from any other form. It soon revolutionized the world. Be Bop Jazz still remains authentic in form and this movement is the mainstay of our music which we have been trying to promote for many years mainly through myself and the devoted Nondon Bagchi. We have had many changes in the Carlton Kitto Ensemble and at one point the Carlton Kitto Big Band; we hope to go on keeping Be Bop alive in India and hope all you Jazz lovers will help us in this endeavor."


♫ Carlton Kitto on Guitars

Carlton Kitto is the uncrowned king of Jazz, not only in his city but throughout India since his legendary performances at venues on Park Street in the 70s.

♫ Nondon Bagchi on Drums

Nondon Bagchi started playing in December 1968, thus completing 42 years of playing professionally with some of India’s biggest rock, jazz and fusion bands.

He’s currently the centripetal force behind Kolkata’s favorite retro-rock outfit Hip Pocket as drummer and vocalist. Also known for being a well published food critic and accomplished cook, Nondon Bagchi is one of Kolkata’s most active and beloved music personalities.

♫ Mainak ‘Bumpy’ Nag Chowdhury on Bass

Mainak Nag Chowdhury, also known as ‘Bumpy’ in the national and international music scene, has worked extensively as a bass player and music producer in countries like China, Belgium, Bangladesh, France, Germany, Indonesia, United Kingdom, United States and United Arab Emirates apart from performing across the length and breadth of India.

♫ Arunava Chatterjee on Keys

♫ Ishita Chakravarty on Vocals

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