Nitin Sawhney - Falling

Nitin Sawhney has a very eclectic history. Growing up in Rochester, Kent, England, he studied piano, classical and flamenco guitar, sitar and tabla. He attended Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School (where he was the victim of racial persecution), leaving there and studying law at Liverpool University for a short time.

It was during this period that Sawhney met up with an old school friend, acid-jazz keyboard-player James Taylor. Sawhney then toured as part of The James Taylor Quartet and led him to form his own band, The Jazztones. He also joined forces with tabla master Talvin Singh to form the Tihai Trio.

After dropping out of university, Sawhney became and accountant, but the draw to music was too much of a distraction and he quit and moved to London. He and Sanjeev Bhaskar created a comedy team, The Secret Asians and developed a BBC radio and then and award winning TV show on BBC TV called Goodness Gracious Me. It was after this that he refocusing on music, beginning his solo career in 1993.

Falling is off his 6th album, the 2003 release, Human. It was an album where Sawhney focuses more on a trip-hop sound.


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