2020 album. World. Also available on CD.
The trailblazing Indian-American, Sunny Jain is internationally recognised as a musician with a distinct and recognisable sound and his new album ‘Wild Wild East’ encompasses myriad facets of Jain’s identity both as a first-generation South Asian-American and as a global musician, from his own family’s immigration story to his eclectic musical upbringing. “Sunny Jain is no purist... he hasn’t been shy about pulling his experiences as a first-generation Indian American who studied jazz at Rutgers and listens to modern dance-pop into his music.” - Washington Post
Sunny is recognised as a lead voice in the burgeoning movement of South Asian-American jazz musicians.The dhol player, drummer, and composer’s seven albums have all received international acclaim for their "groundbreaking synthesis" ( Coda Magazine ), as he brings together the ancient sounds of his cultural heritage, America's greatest original art form and a host of other sounds.
In recasting the immigrant steeped in the courage to leave a familiar homeland for a new beginning as the modern-day cowboy and cowgirl, Jain sources musical inspiration from the scores of Bollywood classics and Spaghetti Westerns, Indian folk traditions, jazz improvisation, and rollicking psychedelic and surf guitar styles. Wild Wild East is an album rooted in the contemporary American soundscape, singing in a new voice, “I am large, I contain multitudes.”
Founder and bandleader of global party band Red Baraat, performing at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD Festival, and the White House under Obama. Sunny has drummed with Peter Gabriel, Norah Jones, Dewey Redman, Martha Wainwrite, Vijay Iyer, and Tongues in Trees.
Tracklisting: Immigrant Warrior / Wild Wild East / Osian / Red, Brown, Black / Aye Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal (Remembrance) / Aye Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal / Baaghi / Blackwell / Hai Apna Dil To Aawara / Maitri Bhavanu