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Kuma De Silva - Blog

By James (JJ Rocks) Johnston

16-08-2011

International

By James (JJ Rocks) Johnston


I always enjoy jazz fusion when its played clean and precise. Its great to hear all the notes instead of trying to pick them out of a wall of distortion or speed demon technical acrobatics. And Im very attracted to musical adventurism when its combined with a lot of taste. Kuma De Silva from Piliyandala, Colombo, Sri Lanka has these qualities.

With shades of Chick Corea and Bob James, this fine pianist plays it crystal clear and silky smooth. His phrasing is well defined and colorful while still exhibiting great chops. And as he flows from a modal sounding fusion piece to a classic jazz style, there is also a hint of international flavor. His music could also be used in movies and TV because of the many moods it creates.

Kuma De Silva is also in the company of some very fine musicians like Dulip Gnanakan on bass, and Sumuthi SUraweera on drums. So lets welcome them all into our international family of independent musicians by visiting the site below. Then just sit back and enjoy! JJ Rocks

You can hear him at this link:
www.myspace.com/kumadesilva

February, 2010

stcroixmusic.com 2006

double bass player - Ronnie Scott's All-Stars; double bass teacher - Birmingham Conservatoire

16-08-2011
"I've had the good fortune to play with Kuma on several occasions. He has a lovely touch on the piano, some great ideas and can really swing. Without doubt Sri Lanka's foremost jazz pianist. I look forward to working with him in the near future." Arnie Somogyi, double bass player - Ronnie Scott's All-Stars; double bass teacher - Birmingham Conservatoire
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