Bass virtuoso Shez Raja releases all-star album Gurutopia featuring jazz legends Mike Stern and Randy Brecker “I thought my head was going to explode

         
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Bass virtuoso Shez Raja releases all-star album Gurutopia featuring jazz legends Mike Stern and Randy Brecker

“I thought my head was going to explode. It sounds like it’s come from the future. In fact I don’t even think there is a correct term for this kind of music just yet” ★★★★★

Bradford Telegraph

“Shez Raja personifies the modernisation of jazz. He is fearless as a musician” ★★★★+

All About Jazz

"Mahavishnu Orchestra with Jaco Pastorius in charge"

The Guardian

“The hip-shaking mix of Eastern song lines and funky Western dance-beats never wavers” ★★★★☆

Evening Standard

Dynamic British-Asian bass player Shez Raja has just released his fifth highly-acclaimed album Gurutopia on US label, Dot Time Records

Featuring the cream of the British jazz scene as well as global jazz legends, Mike Stern and Randy Brecker, the recording captures the raw energy of the band’s spectacular live show – a sonic kaleidoscope of Indo-jazz, thundering funk, tuneful ragas and euphoric grooves.

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Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Shez Raja

The Shez Raja Collective was born in London in 2007. Following headline dates across the UK and festival appearances around the globe, from Russia to New Zealand, the band has amassed a devoted following and forged a reputation as one of the most entertaining live acts on the scene today.

"British bassist Shez Raja is back with a fantastic, innovative jazz fusion album. It takes talent, courage and an incredible amount of creativity to write an album like Gurutopia. Jazz fusion has never been so alive!"★★★★☆

Kind of Jazz

Live Dates

10 May – Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho ft Soweto Kinch & John Etheridge
23 June – 606 Jazz Club ft Arun Ghosh
22 July – Hideaway ft Soweto Kinch
20 Aug – Canary Wharf Jazz Festival

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Contact and Bookings
shez@shezraja.com

Album information:
shez-raja.epkserver.com/

Twitter: twitter.com/shezrajabass

Website shezraja.com

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