Originally from Kochi (Kerala), India, Keerthy Narayanan was the music arranger for the Grammy-winning Winds of Samsara album. Narayanan is proficient in keyboards as well as arranging. He demonstrated his skills on Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman's highly acclaimed Winds of Samsara which was the coordinated effort of 120 musicians from five continents.
. . . masterful embelllishments of Kathy Sanborn's backing quartet led by producer Keerthy Narayanan on keyboards and bass, exquisite in both cases.
The gent may be India-based but he’s overpowered this splinter of the Western jazz genre and made it his own. He arranges all the songs, an exceedingly artfully stripped-down Nelson Riddle or Henry Mancini but with every ounce of the lush passions of the two compressed into every moment.
~Mark S. Tucker