The music of DHARMA represents Balani’s vision as a composer, inspired by his Indian roots yet drawing from a world of influences, and synthesising its expression in new improvised music. The sonic architecture of the band reaches a new pinnacle with a brand new line up featuring New York native trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, Finnish guitarist Olli Hirvonen, along side his long time friend and band mate pianist Sharik Hasan from India.
“Tarun’s understated yet buoyant drumming and imaginative compositions are nothing short of remarkable.”
“After listening to ‘Dharma’, which was released on the reputed German label Berthold Records, there is no doubt about how it all worked out for Balani. He is indubitably one of the finest and most successful jazz drummers and composers to have emerged from the country.”
(The Wild City)