Deepak Ram - Flute for Thought


Tracks:
1. Space-Time
5:47
2. Kitu
6:46
3. Father of Flute
2:24
4. Glimpsed Middle Reality
1:13
5. Cabbage and Roti
4:51
6. Upasana - Between Notes
2:31
7. A Night in Lenasia
4:18
8. Vrindavan Lullaby
2:14
9. Prince Down Gerty Street
1:43
10. Between Thoughts
10:10
   
  Deepak Ram - Flute for Thought

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Musicians:

Deepak Ram: Flutes, keyboards
Thomas Dyani Percussion/special effects, congas, timbales & cowbells
Russell Herman Bass, keyboards
Tunde Jegede Kora, cello
Mukesh Desai Vocals
Julian Crampton Electric fretless bass
Nana Tsiboe Talking drum & shaker
Ansuman Biswas Udo & guiro

All tracks published by Seher Music Publishing (ASCAP),
except Track 2 published by Derry Music (BMI),
Track 4 published by Triciom Publishing

Produced by Russell Herman
Project coordination by Mandy Prowse
Executive Producer: Robert Trunz

 

Tracks:

1.
Space-Time (1997)
Deepak Ram Flutes, keyboards
Thomas Dyani Percussion/special effects, congas, timbales & cowbells
Russell Herman Bass, keyboards

2. Kitu (For My Wife, 1993)
Deepak Ram Flutes, keyboards
Tunde Jegede Kora, cello
Mukesh Desai Vocals
Julian Crampton Electric fretless bass
Thomas Dyani Congas, bongos, and percussion/special effects

3. Father of Flute (Dedicated to my teacher, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia)
Deepak Ram Flutes

4. Glimpsed Middle Reality
Tunde Jegede Kora

5. Cabbage and Roti (For My Mother, 1987)
It was a cold and rainy day in 1967. We had to stay in class during the first lunch break at First Primary School in Lenasia. It was too cold to play outside. I opened my lunch box and found cabbage and roti, so lovingly prepared by my mother. Hungrily, I relished the cabbage and roti while watching the rain through the classroom window. I still remember the taste. Thanks, Mom.

Deepak Ram Flute, keyboards
Tunde Jegede Kora
Thomas Dyani Congas, batas, djembe, shaker, cowbells, percussion/special effects
Russell Herman Bass, drum programming

6. Upasana - Between Notes
- Upasana, a discipline of observing silence in word and thought while trying to gaze within, where bliss awaits. Like the silence between musical notes, where music awaits.

Deepak Ram Flute, keyboards

7. A Night in Lenasia
- a movie at Apsara, a chip roll special, watching some ‘bra’ tilt the pinball machine...

Deepak Ram Flute, keyboards & vocals
Julian Crampton Electric bass
Nana Tsiboe Talking drum & shaker
Ansuman Biswas Udo & guiro

8. Vrindavan Lullaby (1994)
Deepak Ram Flutes, keyboard bells & vocals

9. Prince Down Gerty Street (For My Father, 1996)
- Trotting down the streets of Sophiatown, Prince was a horse that pulled a cart, from where vegetables were sold. This was one of the many tasks my father undertook, to provide opportunities for me that seemed so far removed, against the odds and constraints of apartheid. Thanks, Dad.

Deepak Ram Flute, tabla & keyboards
Thomas Dyani Percussion/special effects

10. Between Thoughts (1987)
- The Flute, a seer sits in deep meditation chanting the various shades of that primordial sound, Aum, trying to reach that silent space between thoughts. That all-pervading ‘silence’ of which he is a part. An angel, in the form of a piano, beckons him while the strings in the form of three chords (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh) cradles him. He dances in the bliss. Suddenly! Body-mind consciousness re-emerges and he finds himself in the chaos once again, struggling to re-enter that blissful place between thoughts. The angel (piano) re-appears; he dances again in that bliss.

Deepak Ram Flute & keyboards
Thomas Dyani Percussion/special effects