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Spirit Room


Download links and information about Spirit Room by Jai Uttal. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to New Age, Jazz, World Music genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:11:49 minutes.

Artist: Jai Uttal
Release date: 2000
Genre: New Age, Jazz, World Music
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:11:49
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No. Title Length
1. Be With You 5:29
2. Guru Brahma 4:27
3. Lake of Exploits 4:35
4. Corner 4:25
5. Gopala 8:30
6. Footprints 4:08
7. I Won't Ask for More 5:07
8. Hara Shiva Shankara 7:53
9. Malkouns (Night On Ganges) 5:12
10. Govinda 5:14
11. Petition to Ram 5:52
12. Raghupati 10:57



A lot of artists and producers from Madonna to Mitchell Froom have incorporated Eastern influences and instrumentation such as Sanskrit lyrics, harmoniums, and tablas into their work. Jai Uttal, however, pretty much goes the other way around and spices up Eastern music with Western flavors — jazz in particular. His heart is one of devotion to his chosen spiritual path and this is how he expresses that love — through the music of his combined traditions. Yes, the emotions expressed could be construed as those of a romantic, but Uttal's beloved exists in another realm. It is not a lesser infatuation or yearning, just a different spin that westerners are not quite accustomed to. No matter, he's been at it for years and Spirit Room is a retrospective, a collection of some of the finer moments from his previous releases: Shiva Station, Beggars and Saints, Monkey, and Footprints. It's a veritable grab bag of and a good introduction to his work. As expected, a number of the tunes are traditional Indian prayers that Uttal has arranged to suit his needs. And as Uttal has perfected this style, it's easy for, say, Don Cherry's trumpet to ride alongside Fazal Qureshi's tablas or Jerry Watts to lay down a bass groove under Lakshmi Shankar's soaring vocals. Perhaps the number of Eastern music fans will follow the upsurge of hatha yoga practitioners. Bring 'em on — Uttal is ready.