WO - Jazz Trio

The Balinese jazz group known as the GustuBrahmanta Trio is scheduled to perform this February 28 at Jazz Cafe Ubud. Gustu, known for his gigs with the celebrated Balawan&Batuan Ethnic Fusion and AyuLaksmi&SvaraSemesta, recruited Ida BagusIndra Gupta (contrabass) and I WayanSuastika (first album)- and now I Made Subandi (rindik, gamelan, reong). They have all contributed their creativity to a unique sound that fuses mystical pentatonic ‘pelog’ scales with jazz.

Gustu modified his drum set with kelenang-kelenong,tawa-tawa, kendang and ponggang to add a Balinese touch to his instrument. Where the original Balinese gamelan usually has 20 players, The GustuBrahmanta Trio brings an ethnic Balinese feel to modern jazz grooves with just three people. A unique and talented group that is bound to excite the audience in Jazz Café Ubud.


NOW Bali Editorial Team

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