What do you get when you mix Debussy and George Harrison and a little bit of Wes Montgomery with Imrat Khan, India's finest sitarist?
Mosby brings the knowledge, virtuosity and a well grounded tradition in Jazz, Folk and Classical North Indian to the concert stage. A Berklee College of Music Alumni and senior disciple of the esteemed Ustadt Imrat Khan, Mosby is the real deal.
Todd Mosby American Portrait features performances on an amazing new instrument, the imrat Guitar: a 20 stringed hybrid sitar guitar. Adaptations of familiar Beatles tunes, ancient north Indian ragas as well as a few familiar choice pieces are featured on this set.
From the first sweet, pulled noted of the alap to the final explosion of the jhalla, listeners are drawn into a virtuoso musical world which is ancient yet contemporary.
A seasoned jazz guitarist, Mosby seamlessly melds the jazz, Indian and folk genres into a unique musical voice.
“Todd Mosby is a guitarist’s guitarist whose exceptional compositional sensibilities and impeccable playing technique create one of the most compelling albums I’ve heard in a while. Todd’s skills as an arranger are inspired. “ - Michael Diamond, Media & Focus
"Todd Mosby incorporates more influences into his composition and performance on guitar than anyone I’ve ever worked with and he doesn’t just dabble in those influences; he masters them." - Will Ackerman, founder Windham Hill Records