Together with Tohpati Ario Hutumo, Dewa Budjana is one of the most famous guitarists of his home country Indonesia and has sold millions of records with the pop band Gigi. Budjana's current solo album "Surya Namasker" - his seventh album in total - once again falls into the fusion category, where he seems to feel most comfortable. After hiring bassist Jimmy Johnson as a guest musician for the previous record, he was this time able to hire his buddy Vinnie Colaiuta, who once played the drums for Frank Zappa. If you know about their busy schedules, this alone speaks for Budjanas qualities - and "Suraya Namasker" does not disappoint. On the contrary: Budjana plays at the highest level, has a brilliant tone and does not paste the pieces with solo escapades. By enriching the eight instrumental songs with Indonesian influences (e.g. "Kalingga" and "Campuhan"), his music also seems more individual than many American productions. Vinnie Colaiuta can also be experienced here in absolute top form.
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