Album Remarks & Appraisals:
With Mantra Revealed, the Marc Rossi group continues the work he began on Hidden Mandala: bearing the standard for pan-Indian jazz fusion into the present tense and beyond. The album's rich panoply of colors and textures comes from the interplay of Rossi's own distinctive compositions and the players' absorbing improvisational skills. It's become commonplace to refer to an album as a "journey" these days, but few navigate a path as wide-ranging, engaging and multi-hued as Mantra Revealed.
Composer: Marc Rossi.
Personnel: Lance Van Lenten (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Marc Rossi (piano, keyboards, laptop); Bill Urmson (electric bass); Mauricio Zottarelli (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Bob Reardon.
Recording information: MIx One Studios, Boston, MA; Mmix One Studios, Boston, MA; Newbury Sound.
Director: Philip Blackburn.