If we’re talking a lot about guitarist Rafiq Bhatia‘s upcoming new album, Breaking English, a whole lot, it’s largely because we’re really excited about it. Besides, the album drops tomorrow on Anti- and folks need to know. To help in that process, Bhatia just dropped a live video session version of the title track(in letterbox, oddly). Watch it after the jump and cop Breaking English when it releases (also keep in mind drummer compatriot Ian Chang also has a new EP dropping next Friday that you may want to consider, too).
Rafiq Bhatia: guitar, electronics, composition, sound design
Jackson Hill: bass, electronics
Ian Chang: acoustic & electronic percussion
Video art created and captured by Michael Cina, edited by Hal Lovemelt
Director: Anderson Wright
Cinematographer: Max Magerkurth
Editor: Leo Pfeifer
Steadicam: Matt Miller
Gaffer: Dilip Isaac
Key Grip: Carlos Ortez
PA: Jasmine Thomas
Live Audio Capture: Ricky Chavez
Audio Mix: Rafiq Bhatia
Audio Master: Taylor Deupree
Breaking Engish, the upcoming new album from guitarist Rafiq Bhatia, is out this Friday, April 6th on Anti- Records.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.