DEWA BUDJANA — Hasta Karma

Jazz music community with review and forums

DEWA BUDJANA - Hasta Karma cover
3.59 | 3 ratings | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 2015

Filed under Fusion
By DEWA BUDJANA

Tracklist

1. Saniscara (8:01)
2. Desember (7:32)
3. Jayaprana (8:32)
4. Ruang Dialisis (11:43)
5. Just Kidung (6:45)
6. Campuhan Hill (10:01)

Total Time 52:34

Line-up/Musicians

- Dewa Budjana / electric & acoustic guitars
With:
- Joe Locke / vibraphone
- Antonio Sanchez / drums
- Ben Williams / upright bass
- Indra Lesmana / piano, melodica (4, 5, 6)
- Jro Ktut / vocals (4)

About this release

Moonjune Records ‎– MJR070 (US)

Recorded on January 22nd, 2014 at Kaleidoscope Sound Studio, Union City, NJ

Thanks to snobb for the addition

Buy DEWA BUDJANA - HASTA KARMA music

Amazon (logo)
Hasta KarmaHasta Karma
Moonjune Records 2015
$0.31
$6.46 (used)
Hasta Karma by Dewa Budjana (2015-10-21)Hasta Karma by Dewa Budjana (2015-10-21)
Moonjune Records
$10.25
Showing 2 items | Cache expiring in 10h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Showing all 11 items | *Auction price may increase, data is cached, expiring in 13h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

DEWA BUDJANA HASTA KARMA reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

js
Dewa Budjana has been putting out high quality fusion records at the rate of about one per year for quite some time now, and fortunately, each album has its own unique flavor. His latest, “Hasta Karma”, is somewhat of a return to the big orchestrated sound of 2011’s “Dewa in Paradise”, but with some differences too. Having Ben Williams on upright bass and Joe Locke on vibes gives the band more of a loose and ‘jazzy’ sound this time around, and less of the power jazz-rock sound of 2014’s “Sura Numaskar”. Joe’s vibes also provide a nice counter voice to Dewa’s guitars during solo sections, as the band is apt to break it down and play in a more sparse fashion during the vibe solos.

“Hasta Karma” opens strong with an ambitious opening track called “Saniscara”. Its big sound and driving South Asian/Latin fusion rhythms sound similar to Pat Methny’s new popular Unity band. Follow up track “Desember” is slower and darker and has one of Budjana’s best guitar solos. This burning intense noise fest of a solo may remind some of the young Robert Fripp. Follow up track, “Jayaprana” returns us to the world fusion drive and bustle of the opening cut. After hearing the unified approach of these first three songs, it would appear that Budjana is really going for a wider western audience this time around, and possibly pointing straight at Pat Methany’s recent successes, but he throws us a total curve ball on track four, “Ruang Dialisis”.

“Ruang Dialisis” is a lengthy track dedicated to Dewa’s father and features a recording of his grandmaother, Jro Ktut Sidemen, chanting Mamuit in the form of a traditional funeral song. This chant is accompanied first by mournful guitar arpeggios, followed by a free section in which Dewa and his band really cut loose and then a return to the opening section. It’s a powerful and moving track and unlike anything I’ve heard from Dewa before, and certainly well beyond any commercial considerations or ‘crossover’ appeal. The following two closing tracks are good, but not as focused as the first four. “Just Kidding” is a patchwork of decent jazzy jam sessions, and “Payogan Rain” is a mid-tempo contemporary jazz, almost pop, number with relaxed solos for everyone.

Another excellent album for Dewa Budjana, he and Joe Locke turn in good solos on almost every track, and the first four tracks in particular feature Dewa’s usual skills at arranging and composing.

Members reviews

No DEWA BUDJANA HASTA KARMA reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • lunarston
  • danielfortin

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

More of the Good Vocal Jazz
LISA EKDAHL
Buy this album from MMA partners
Viento Zonda Nu Jazz
ERIC VLOEIMANS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Moldau - Plays Classics Third Stream
MASSIMO FARAÒ
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

Lullaby #1
FELIPE SALLES
js· 5 hours ago
Loose Fitting Spare Tire
DANIEL BENNETT
js· 5 hours ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us