Inter-Cultural Activates: Apart from traditional Indian Classical music, Sandip has a deep interest and affection towards the different genre of world music. He has collaborated with many distinguished overseas musicians and also worked as a fellow musician in several Bollywood Music, which helped him to draw his impression as a good composer as well as music arranger in global music sector.
Neukölln JAZZ ORCHESTRA
In Germany, he worked with famous Jazz Group named Neukölln Jazz Orchestra in the year 1998
His collaboration also include with famous Jazz Guitarist Mr. Guy Strazzullo ( www.guystrazz.com) from Australia in the year 2004. The concept goes with the elements of Indian raga co-exist with Brazilian and Afro Cuban forms.
When I first heard Guy Strazz’s music and masterful skills on the guitar I became interested in the possibility of collaborating with him. In February 2004, with unequivocal enthusiasm and supported by a grant from OzCo, Guy decided to travelled to Calcutta in my invitation.
The pieces for this collaboration were composed over a period of six weeks and rehearsed in Kolkata for about a week before the recording took place at KUSUM Studio on 24-28 February 2004. We incorporate short alap, rhythmic devices such as ti-hai and melodic tans (rhythmic-melodic unisons idiomatic in Indian classical music, s similar approach is also found in Latin-jazz fusion. We also employed harmonics, bends, slides, string-tapping amongst several techniques idiomatic to the guitar and the santoor. Tabla artist Biplab Bhattacharya, a ‘young lion in Calcutta’, gatam player Somnath Roy and vocalist Suchi Roy contribute to this recording with joy and creativity. I feel privileged to be part of this recording and to have begun a journey of discovery alongside Guy Strazz . This production has been has been released in India by Underscore Record Company (Mumbai) www.UnderscoreRecords.com
In the year 2007 in Italy, Sandip has collaborated with the famous Italian English Flute and Saxophone player Claudio Gigilio and percussionist Fulvio Farkas ( Darbuka, Cajon, Tabla , Zambe) . Their ensemble in the name of “Shanti” performed in many World Music festival in Italy and other part of Europe
Sandip has also collaborated in the concept of Indo-French collaboration with the two famous French musician Mishko M’ba ( Bass Guitar ) and Suresh Bascara ( Drum ) with Apurba Mukherjee ( Tabla and Indian percussion ) and Sourav Ray (Keyboard and effects) in Kolkata in September 2007.
The compositions are influenced on Indian classical music & Latin-jazz fusion.
In the year 2009, Sandip has collaborated with famous Swedish Saxophonist Elin Larsson in the name of “Emotion”. He invited Elin in Kolkata to start the concept and the collaboration. It has been recorded in Kolkata and it speaks about the perfect blending of Indian Classical and Folk Music with Swedish Jazz and Folk music.
In the year 2003, Sandip created a fusion band in the name of “FEELINGS “which includes Santoor , Flute ( bamboo) , Vocal( Indian and western) ,Keyboards ,Percussion ( Indian and afro Cuban ) based on Indian Classical as well as Indian different folk music, which has been acclaimed by the listeners several time in the different parts of India. He has invited several musicians as guest artist to present his FEELINGS FUSION BAND in different aspect… 2009 he worked with famous Italian guitar player Giuliano Modarelli under the concept of East meets west
In the year 2011, Sandip was also been invited by famous French musician Titi Robin ( Guitar & Rubab ) to work in his production ( Les RIVES ) under the banner of “BLUE FROG” India, which has already been released world wide
In the year 2014 , Sandip started working with a French group of musicians …Prabhu Edouard on Tabla and world percussion , Sylvain Barou- Bansuri and Electronics, Johann Barby- Bass and finally the production launched in the market in the year 2016 in a name of KOLAM ( Rangoli) and got enormous success … Kolam has already performed in different world music festivals in Europe and other part of the world