8 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jazz drummer and composer Tarun Balani shapes his third album from life experiences. Track titles like “Impermanence” and “Planet Hunter” hint at weighty subject matter, but there’s a delicacy to their sound that’s reminiscent of a human touch. The album bristles with feeling. “Brooklyn Bound” builds anticipation, “Samsara” plunges into solemnity and “Gatha” revels in a sense of freedom. On Dharma Balani is complemented by his quintet: pianist Sharik Hasan, trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, guitarist Olli Hirvonen and bassist Raviv Markovitz. They create an album that is as much about restraint as it is about emotion.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jazz drummer and composer Tarun Balani shapes his third album from life experiences. Track titles like “Impermanence” and “Planet Hunter” hint at weighty subject matter, but there’s a delicacy to their sound that’s reminiscent of a human touch. The album bristles with feeling. “Brooklyn Bound” builds anticipation, “Samsara” plunges into solemnity and “Gatha” revels in a sense of freedom. On Dharma Balani is complemented by his quintet: pianist Sharik Hasan, trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, guitarist Olli Hirvonen and bassist Raviv Markovitz. They create an album that is as much about restraint as it is about emotion.

TITLE TIME