Bar LunÀtico warmly welcomes Anant Pradhan’s “Studio One x Mancini,” a rocksteady interpretation of Henry Mancini’s catalogue.
Legendary Jamaican percussionist, Larry McDonald, calls Anant “the steward of our music going forward.”
The music of Jamaica has sat quietly at the foundation of modern American music; however, its pioneers have gone largely unrecognized, and its early traditions nearly lost.
Veteran saxophonist/composer Anant Pradhan recalls the sounds of 1960’s Jamaica, seeking to revive the traditions of its early innovators, Tommy McCook and Roland Alphonso, who famously adapted the works of great film composers like Henry Mancini and John Barry. Their ability to spin popular music into something uniquely their own became one of the hallmarks of Jamaican music in the ‘60s and beyond.
Anant Pradhan continues their legacy alongside a living legend, Larry McDonald, whose impressive career spans nearly 60 years working with artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, Count Ossie, Bob Marley, Lee Scratch Perry, Toots & The Maytals, The Skatalites, Ernest Ranglin, Carlos Malcolm and many more. Together they pay homage to Jamaica’s great musicians, and the film composers that influenced them - both old and new.
Anant Pradhan (saxophones), Larry McDonald (percussion/vocals), Billy Aukstik (trumpet), Brett Tubin (guitar), Michael Sarason (organ/piano), Steve Capecci (bass), Matt Burdi (drums)