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Amancio D’Silva

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Amancio D'Silva

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Amancio D'Silva (1936 – 1996) was an Indian jazz guitarist and composer. In the mid-1960s, Amancio D'Silva began to perform Indian-influenced jazz during his shows at Mumbai's Sun-n-Sand hotel. In a few years, he would find himself in the U.K., making records with some of Britain's leading jazz musicians, notably Joe Harriott and Stan Tracey. From D'Silva's all-too-brief recording career, Integration and Hum Dono are the crowning creative glories, but two other albums, recorded from 1972-74, are almost as important. Konkan Dance and Dream Sequence/Cosmic Eye retained the raga-meets-jazz essence of D'Silva's music, but the first added a tab of acid rock to the mix, and the second added a handful.

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