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Quintessence (Eng)

Lead by Australian-born violinist and flutist Rothfield (AKA Raja Ram), keyboardist Phil Jones (Shiva Shankar) and Shambu Babajion bass, this North. London group had very strong spiritual Indian classical music influences. Their first two albums, In BlissfullCompany and their eponymous secondalbum (they had much success riding on the popular sudden passion provoked by theBEATLES) are filled with Indian Sacred Chants and Psalms, butalso much more accessible jazz-filled rock tracks full of delightfulmoments. Their third album Dive Deep was less spiritually oriented and containedmore jazz-inf ...read more

Lead by Australian-born violinist and flutist Rothfield (AKA Raja Ram), keyboardist Phil Jones (Shiva Shankar) and Shambu Babajion bass, this North. London group had very strong spiritual Indian classical music influences. Their first two albums, In BlissfullCompany and their eponymous secondalbum (they had much success riding on the popular sudden passion provoked by theBEATLES) are filled with Indian Sacred Chants and Psalms, butalso much more accessible jazz-filled rock tracks full of delightfulmoments. Their third album Dive Deep was less spiritually oriented and containedmore jazz-influenced improvisations with longerintrumental interplay tracks. After the partially live album Self some key members left to form thesimilar KALA, andQUINTESSENCE released on last album that was simply not quintessential anymore.

At their top , QUINTESSENCE was a magnificient group playing some superb Indian-laced psychadelic rock and are fondlyremembered by all etnicfusion music afficianados and old hippies around the world.

: : : Hugues Chantraine, BELGIUM : : .

Source: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1507 « hide

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1970

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1969

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