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Thank you for the music

DNMUM402206 | 12/3/2017 | Author : Yogesh Pawar | WC :1423

As the godfather of Indian jazz turns 75, Yogesh Pawar walks with him down memory lane, recounting delicious stories and milestones that have made him the person he is
JUST BEFORE MONDAY
The newly painted deep blue house at the end of a leafy Santacruz lane in Mumbai reeks of paint. At the table sits the legend of Indian jazz, Louiz Banks. “The house was in knee-deep water in the rains and we are now fixing things,” he explains. The film composer, record producer, jazz musician-keyboardist, singer and maestro of genres like Indipop, modern progressive and contemporary jazz, and Indo jazz fusion, who’s turning 75 says, “Things like the smell of paint hardly matter while making music”.
An avid painter, Banks home has some of his stunning works adorning walls. A picture of Christ on the crucifix that he painted several years ago leaves one transfixed. Banks trails my gaze and clears his throat. “This one s a favourite. I
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