Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Harry Manx has been called an "essential link" between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. For Om Suite Ohm, his eleventh album, Manx teamed up with composer/producer Hans Christian (who worked with Daniel Lanois and was bassist on Robbie Robertson's solo CD) in Australia where he recorded with guests Yeshe and didjeridoo player Ganga Giri, who played with Peter Gabriel. His trademark sound and style reaches a peak here with an incredible version of Coltrane's ''A Love Supreme,'' a song that is sure to find its way into Manx's setlist for years to come. Also included is ''Carry My Tears,'' a song written for a recently departed friend that garnered Manx a nomination for Songwriter of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.