The Indo-British Jazz Ensemble for MFP from 1969
Dev Kumar (sitar), Chris Karan (tabla), Sitara (tamboura), Ray Swinfield (fl), Kenny Wheeler (flh), Jeff Clyne (b), Bill Eyden (dr) - on tracks 3 & 4 Leon Calvert replaces Kenny Wheeler and Art Morgan replaces Bill Eyden
In 1969, the imaginative indie record producer, and jazz-lover, Mark Sutton, who owned his own recording studio in Soho, gathered together some of the finest session jazz musicians working in London together with husband and wife, Dev and Sitara Kumar to record a series of what we might today call "fusion". The result was "Curried Jazz". The producers for the sessions were the great Ken Barnes (find out more about him at the excellent Vinyl Vulture site)and Michael Hall .Victor Graham composed,arranged and conducted the pieces.