Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood & the Rajasthan Express 'Junun' (album stream)
Published Nov 12, 2015As previously reported, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood recently teamed up with Shye Ben Tzur and an ensemble of 19 traditional Rajasthani musicians known as the Rajasthan Express to create a collaborative album.
The creative process was captured in a documentary by Paul Thomas Anderson titled Junun, and now the album of the same name can be heard in full.
It was recorded at the Mehrangarh Fort in Rajasthan with producer and longtime Greenwood collaborator Nigel Godrich. The Rajasthan Express comprises Aamir Bhiyani, Soheb Bhiyani, Ajaj Damami, Sabir Damami, Hazmat, and Bhanwaru Khan on brass; Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Nihal Khan, Nathu Lal Solanki, Narsi Lal Solanki, and Chugge Khan on percussion; Zaki Ali Qawwal, Zakir Ali Qawwal, Afshana Khan, Razia Sultan, Gufran Ali, and Shazib Ali on vocals; and Dara Khan and Asin Khan on strings.
The film debuted last month in New York and is available online here. The album itself arrives on November 20 via Nonesuch, but you can give it an advanced listen right now in the player below courtesy of NPR.