The Himalaya Sheri, Jalna & Brass Band

September 18, 2015 9:23 AM

Or what happens when a Deccani wedding band loses the trumpet and discovers the blues.

The fictitious Himalaya Sheri, Jalna and Brass Band at Pathergatti was asked to play some jalna / sheri sounds for a wedding, perhaps an old Bollywood favourite or two.

Unfortunately though, the lead keyboard player wasn't particularly feeling cheerful, given that he was still reminiscing about his ex, but more crucially, because the band's trumpeters, having ditched him for a higher-paying gig, sent in their cousin who plays the harmonica and "can clap very well".

There were already a guy who did the drums and another who played the sax (as any posh wedding band does these days), but perhaps if there was also a guitarist who could keep the groove...

posted by the cydonian (3 comments total)

I like this, but I love it cause of the story. Feel for that keyboard player man - I can feel his grump.
posted by greenish at 7:17 AM on September 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Heh, thanks!

Meant the original keyboard intro to lead into a peppy 70's Bollywood style piece, but somehow, the arrangement kept hitting this melancholic note that I began to like. So I decided to not fight it, and instead make it a bit more bluesy. Bollywood-isque sounds work better with a narrative, so here you go. :)

[Cheated a bit; some ukelele too in there.]
posted by the cydonian at 6:55 PM on October 1, 2015

Can clap very well, indeed. This made me smile!
posted by jaruwaan at 5:25 PM on October 19, 2015

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