Indian Jazz Solo: Live in Chicago (Exclusive, Single)
by Anand Bhatt
Released: Jul 2004
Label: Orchard Enterprises Inc
People may not know this, but India actually created the art of seemingly directionless soloing (popularly known as "noodling") in the 12th century. Bhatt brings his thoughtful, circular playing to jazz, treating his guitar like a sitar, and it works: the cool otherworldly tones could revive jazz's sagging fortunes.