Saurang Orchestra - 2003 Saurang Orchestra was Surinder's debut solo album which featured players from The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, guitar legend Steve Vai, saxophonists Andy Sheppard and George Brooks and some of India's finest soloists. For this record, Surinder reached into his more contemporary composition style, whilst allowing the virtuosity of the soloists to shine through. The album received high praise all over the world with no exception and stamped Surinder's place firmly as one of the foremost leaders in the world of Indian Jazz. This album was recorded in Birmingham, London & Liverpool in the UK, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the USA and Calcutta in India during 2002.
Musicians Steve Vai - electric & acoustic guitars Andy Sheppard - tenor & soprano saxophones George Brooks - soprano saxophone Shabhaz Hussain - tabla & syllables S.V. Balakrishna - mridangam & syllables Kousic Sen - tabla Rajeeb Chakraborty - sarode Chandra Chakraborty - voice Roland Chadwick - acoustic guitar tr 2 and 5 Dudley Phillips - bass Mark Anderson - drums Haldin Wright - acoustic guitar tr 2 Fred Wisdom - acoustic guitar tr 3 Players from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Richard Gordon-Smith Surinder Sandhu - sarangi and everything else Tracks 1. Amirah 2. Children of the Sand 3. Such Karma 4. The Little Hindu 5. Elephant Strings - Our Beginnings 6. The Sand Divers Movement One - Twice Born 7. Movement Two - Sunday Morning in Calcutta 8. Movement Three - Piya More : 9. The Glass Palace Movement One - Opening 10. The Glass Palace Movement Two - Autumn Rhythm 11. The Glass Palace Movement Three - Tradition of the New All tracks composed, arranged and produced by surinder sandhu Executive Producer - Simon Scardanelli Mixed by Simon Scardanelli and Surinder Sandhu Mastered by Dick Beetham @360 Mastering