World Music CD of the Year 1995. – CD Review.
With the Pagan Love Orchestra.

Producer: Jai Uttal
Engineer: Ben Leinbach, Tony Mills,
Label: Triloka

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Beggars and Saints

Engineered by Tony Mills and Ben Leinbach, Mixed by Tony Mills & Jai Uttal, Recorded at Spark Studios, Oakland, CA, Mastered by Juy Costa at Quadim, Westlake village, CA, Art Direction - Tom Bonauro, Design - Tom Bonauro and Hohn Choe, Photography of Jai Uttal - Christine Alicino

All songs published by Pavana Suta Music/BMI copyright 1994, Sultan Khan sample in track 3 courtesy of Moment Records cat. # 1006 copyright 1992.

Thanks to the Pagans, Renée, and all who helped and supported; to Ustad Ali Akbar Khan for his unending inspiration; and, once again, to the great Monkey whose blanket continually protects me. This album is dedicated to my father, Larry Uttal, 1921 - 1993.

All songs written by Jai Uttal except "Be With You" by Uttal/Linde, and "Menoka" which is based on a Bengali folk song. Arrangements by Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra. All Sanskrit, Hindi and Bengali lyrics are traditional.

The Pagan Love Orchestra, Jai Uttal: voice, dotar, harmonium, keyboards, sampling, ektar, gopichand, gubgubbi, mandolin, oud, banho, hartals. Peter Apfelbaum: soprano and tenor saxophone, drums, qarqabas, conga, percussion, organ and piano on track 8. Will Bernard: electric guitar. Jeff Cressman: trombone, flugelhorn. Geoffrey Gordon: bandir, dunbek, tar, congas, bongoes, tabla, kanjira, percussion. Bruce Linde: bass. Irene Sazer: violin. Rob Vlack: keyboards on tracks 2, 3, & 10. Mala Ganguly: voice and vocal shenai. Steve Gorn: bansur; flute. Fazal Qureshi: additional tablas and dholak on tracks 1, 4 and 9.