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Gauri’s Lullaby: Music for Healing and Other Joys…A new album release by Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal, Gauri's Lullaby

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The four songs on this album were actually created over a period of about seven years as birthday presents for my beloved wife, Nubia Teixeira, to use in her home yoga practice as well as in her many classes. There was never an intention to turn them into a ‘public’ album release. Although Nubia hears me play and sing all the time at home, these were her ‘exclusive’ Jai tracks to use for teaching and just for relaxing. So many students asked her, “What is that music? Where can we get it?”, and Nubia would smile and say the songs were just for her!!

Well, welcome Corona, a time when the global anxiety is in the red zone. Even the calmest people are nervous, and those of us with higher anxiety levels during ‘normal’ times are shaking and trembling!

About three weeks ago, Nubia said to me, “It’s time to share Gauri’s Lullaby! The world needs these healing sounds.” I was, at first, surprised, and a bit resistant, feeling that this is so different from all of my other album releases. (The four songs are instrumental guitar meditations.) However, after thinking about it for a little while, I agreed with her.  This isn’t a moment to be concerned with ‘branding’ or ‘image’. Rather, it’s a time to share love and stay close in our hearts while we stay ‘sheltered’ in our homes.

Gauri is Sanskrit and means ‘shining and brilliant’, and it is one of the names of the eternal beloved of Lord Shiva, the Lord of Transformation and Protection. It’s also the name that our Indian Mother, Sri Siddhi Ma, gave to Nubia about ten years ago. Nubia only uses this name in her most private internal conversations/meditations with Ma. And so, these songs are dedicated my beloved Nubia, who is always connected to Spirit, and always sharing that connection with others. 

I’m a very lucky guy!

I hope these healing sounds can bring solace and ease to all.

Love and gratitude,

 Jai

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My musical Guru, Ali Akbar Khan, used to speak so sweetly about his time in the Rajasthani court, playing for the king who became his patron and benefactor. Khansahib, as we lovingly called him, claimed he would never have become the maestro that he was without having had that patronage. And the same is true for so many of the greatest artists, playwrights, scientists and musicians of history – they all had patrons helping them to achieve their life’s vision.

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New Album: Roots, Rock, Rama!

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Celebration, meditation, dance of the devas, love song to the universe . . . Jai Uttal’s new album Roots, Rock, Rama! is all of that and more.

The whole world’s myriad musical colors coruscate like a bejeweled shawl tossed from the shoulders of a goddess on this landmark two-CD recording. It manages to pack a lifetime’s spiritual and musical quest into seventy-eight minutes of glorious music from an innovator whose work transcends any category or genre designation. READ MORE >>

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Jai rocks Rama as the most talented, multi-instrumentalist, soulful kirtan artist of our time. Steeped in the roots of Bhakti, Jai’s global sound is universal sonic tonic. Roots Rock Rama is the sound of JOY!

Shiva Rea, International Yoga Teacher

“WOW!!! Amazing!!! Just bursting with music and creativity!!! Really wonderful… The whole palette of devotional colors. Tower of Power goes to Ganga!!! Beautiful and Too Sweet.”

Krishna Das, Kirtan Artist

Wow, in my humble opinion, is definitely your best yet, and that’s really saying something! It has such a feel to it – it’s one whole, complete, ecstatic, colorful statement from the first to the last note. I can’t wait to play it again! It made me feel so good. the arrangements, the horns, the SOUND, everything! This is one whole, complete, ecstatic, colorful statement from the first note to the last. For me, this record is up there with Sgt. Peppers, Revolver, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, Freewheelin’, Hejira, Songs in the Key of Life, Love and Theft, Nashville Skyline, After the Goldrush, Bringing it All Back Home, and Highway 61 Revisited.”

Miten, Kirtan Artist

My good friend, the late jazz trumpet wizard Don Cherry might have coined the term “world music” but with the release of his latest work of genius, Roots, Rock, Rama, maestro Jai Uttal, joyfully reveals to us what world music really sounds like—music that defies rigid categorization because it is just too far reaching—too cosmic to be contained. RRR is modern and traditional, spiritual and sexy –it simply cannot be limited to one narrow commercial category. It reaches across all genres—Reggae, Rock, Soul, lyrical Bossa nova, percussive Samba, R&B, Jazz, Bollywood, Kirtan, Country, Folk, Classical Indian and beyond.

Sharon Gannon, Founder Jivamukti Yoga

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