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Jacob William

Born and raised in India, Jacob William has arrived via rare routes to play on the vast fields of Jazz and other creatively improvised and composed musics. He grew-up as part of a multicultural family; attended parochial school and traveled extensively from a very young age. His earliest years in music were spent singing in choirs and being engaged in informal learning of a wide array of diverse hybrid musics and various instruments. In his teens, and later while studying Economics and Finance at Christ College in Bangalore, he started playing guitar and drum-set. In 1985, he decided to focus on the bass guitar and soon began playing concerts and festivals all over India with many forward looking elder musicians with a particularly deep interest in Jazz

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“ Jacob is a true breath of fresh air......special spirit.....one of my favorite musicians ..... formidable bass skills...rare and wonderful...inspiring and motivational...one of the most exciting I'd ever experienced.”

( Joe Hunt - 4/2/04)

“...refined tone... fluid... bassist William...” J. Nannen (Jazz Review)

'William is at the heart of these pieces, working with Galipaut to push the music forward. He never overwhelms the soloist and frequently provides a running commentary to complement what they’re doing....compositions (Welcome Steps / Palm Dance / Rishi Ways / Upload Method / Repetition

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