world music fusion
He is a true multi-instrumentalist playing flutes and Irish whistles, keyboards, guitars, kalimbas, theremin and zithers.

In world fusion music he has worked with tabla player Talvin Singh, violin virtuoso Dr L Subramanium, sarangi maestro Ramesh Mishra and tabla masters Sarwar Sabri, Partha Murathi Mukherje, and Ustad Faiyaz Khan.

He's released 5 CDs with Jazz Orient (a.k.a. Re-Orient) with sitar maestro Baluji Shrivastav featuring many of his own compositions. 2 of his pieces are alongside tracks by Trilok Gurtu, Hariprasad Chaurasia and Larry Coryell, on the world music CD compilation Crossing Borders.

He has released 6 albums with world music fusion group The Rain Garden with sitar player Carl Peberdy and has featured in it's ranks percussionist Sudha Kheterpal.

His music has been heard on BBC TV and on TV and radio stations all over the world.

listen
a selection of Chris Conway's world fusion can be heard on this player.

More will be added now and then.


 


albums
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Chris Conway
with Re-Orient
chris conway chocolate bossa cd
Chocolate Bossa

Undiscovered Time

Re-Orient
Re-Orient Seven Steps To The Sun CD
Seven Steps To The Sun

Indian World Music Fusion
with Jazz Orient
CC & Chris Puleston
with The Rain Garden
Jazz Orient - Live at the South Bank CD
Live at the South Bank
Jazz Orient - Bird Dancer CD
Bird Dancer

Dangerous Ground
Chris Puleston & Chris Conway - The Healing Drum CD
The Healing Drum

India
with The Rain Garden

Ritual of the Sky People

Cosmic Engineers

Live

Closer To The Flame

Practical Candle Magic
with The Rain Garden
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The Rain Garden Back Of Beyond
Back Of Beyond
The Rain Garden - In Another Sphere
In Another Sphere
     

jazz with world music influences
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Think Blue, Count Two

Sky High
Chris Conway's Happy Landings Meet You there
Meet You There
Chris Conway 4am
4am
 

ambient - chill out with world music influences
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Chris Conway
with France Ellul
France Ellul & Govannen
Chris Conway Buddha Dreamer album
Budhha Dreamer
Celtic Dreamer CD
Celtic Dreamer
Chris Conway - Ayurveda CD
Ayurveda
River of Life

Spirits of the Sea

Spirits of the Moon

Spirits of the Forest
CC & Will Pimlett
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Will Pimlett & Chris Conway - Summoning The Spirit CD
Summoning The Spirit
           


world music news
6th November 2013
the rain garden - in another sphere - re-release
The Rain Garden - In Another Sphere
The Rain Garden's debut cassette album Back Of Beyond from 1990 has been re-released. This was my first ever album!!! Remastered from the 1989 cassette album recorded live straight into the back of my hi-fi cassette recorder in my front room.

Guitar & sitar duets are interspersed with flute & tabla and bombarde pieces - background keyboards were triggered live by sequencer...

It's a name-your-price download from Bandcamp and £9 as a lovingly pressed CDr. See album page...

Hear some here


28th October 2013
the rain garden - back of beyond - re-release
The Rain Garden Back Of Beyond
The Rain Garden's 2nd cassette album Back Of Beyond from 1990 has been re-released. The sound was taken from the original cassette master and mastered as best as I could make it - there is a little flutter here & there - but that came from the original 4track it was recorded on.
It is quite amazing to hear this again - I haven't heard it for many years. Guesting was sax player Any Nicholls on 2 tracks and Renuka Russell on shakuhachi on one.
It's a name-your-price download from Bandcamp and £9 as a lovingly pressed CDr.

Hear some here
The Rain Garden Back Of Beyond back panel


5th October 2013
jazz orient/re-orient - alchemy fest gig report
Jazz Orient - aka Re-Orient - played another gig in London - this time at The Forge in Camden Town.
This time we were a 5 piece line-up
Baluji Shrivastav - sitar, dilruba, pakhawaj, ghatam, temple bells
Linda Shanovitch - vocals, ankle bells, dance
Chris Conway - keyboards, Irish whistles, vocals, theremin, kalimba
Ilyas Khan - tabla
Michael Parker - drums

I made a video vlog - mostly of my epic journey there but you get the vibe of the gig.


22nd April 2013
jazz orient/re-orient - alchemy fest gig report
Jazz Orient / Re-Orient
Jazz Orient - aka Re-Orient - played a great set at the Purcell Room, Southbank, London as part of Baluji Shrivastav's night at the Alchemy Festival. Jazz Orient played the first set, which was followed by Baluji's piece An Indian In London for sitar & orchestra.
JO/ReO played some pieces form the new album Undiscovered Timeand some old favourites including Dangerous Ground which they first recorded 22 years ago, and as always, an improvisation... Photos when we get them...

The band was a 6 piece with returning old friends in the Jazz Orient family - line-up..
Baluji Shrivastav - sitar, dilruba, pakhawaj, ghatam, temple bells
Linda Shanovitch - vocals, ankle bells, dance
Chris Conway - keyboards, Irish whistles, vocals, theremin, kalimba, bombarde
Gerry Hunt - soprano saxophone, guitar, flute, violin, percussion
Andy Platt - bass, guitar synthesizer
Yousef Ali Khan - tabla

Setlist -Dangerous Ground, Brave Boy, Child Of The Emerald Air, Portrait Of A Swan, I Am A Note, Tides, Vanita's Dance, Improvisation, Boss Me Around, Rendezvous With Rama


Here is a promo slideshow for Re-Orient's album Undiscovered Time
Re-Orient CD back Re-Orient Re-Orient Undiscovered Time
Re-Orient release first album in 5 years.
Re-Orient release their new album Undiscovered Time on the ARC label. Featuring their usual host of exotic instruments and guest musicians French sax player Eric Junkes and long time associate Andy Platt on bass, Undiscovered Time is one of the greatest releases. While in the studio they realised that they were celebrating their 20th anniversary together as a band.

Chris says - "I'm really pleased with how this came out - I think it's one of our best albums. I think we've captured what we do best in the past and we've moved things on too with subtle hints of electronic and ambient music amongst the Indo-jazz.

For more info check out the Re-Orient Undiscovered Time CD page
 

Re-Orient's first 2 albums Indian World Music Fusion & Seven Steps To The Sun gets a new look and IWMF gets a bonus track. The track is actually a track from the "Re-Orient" album and features world renowned percussionist Hossam Ramzy. For more info go here.
Re-Orient - Indian World Music Fusion CD =======> Re-Orient Indian World Music Fusion
Re-Orient - Seven Steps To The Sun CD =======> Re-Orient Seven Steps To The Sun CD

ARC Compilation

ARC label celebrate their 35th Anniversary with a FREE world music album download available from Amazon includind a Re-Orient track (that I wrote) called Ila's Dance. The track is billed as being by Baluji Shrivastav instead of Re-Orient featuring Baluji Shrivastav. Never mind... We've been with ARC for 14 of those years.

Available here
Amazon UK
Amazon USA




the world music connection
Chris Conway
Chris Conway's world music fusions usually centre around Indian Music or Celtic Music.

Indian music interest began after studying sitar for a year with Dharambir Singh. Meeting sitar playerCarl Peberdy led to the formation of The Rain Garden. UK tours followed, and a host of cassette albums and 1 CD were made in their 15 year association. 4 remastered albums have been released for CD and download..

He was then noticed by, and later toured with, Pushkala Gopal & Unnikrishnan Indian classical dance troupe. This in turn led to his joining Jazz Orient (also known as Re-Orient for their ARC Music CDs), recording 5CDs.
He has also played with Dr L Subramanium, Talvin Singh, Ramesh Mishra, Sarwar Sabri, Kumar Saswat during this time and toured with with kathak dancer Nilima Devi's dance projects.
In 2003 he released Ayurveda blending Indian influences with relaxation and atmospheric music.
In 2005 Chris released an album with Chris Puleston Healing Drum for the Paradise Music label
In 2009 The Rain Garden released India - their first album in 10 years
In 2012 Re-Orient released a new album for ARC Music called Undiscovered Time.

Celtic music - check out the Celtic Music Page