Jon Armstrong Ensemble feat. Sheela Bringi

An overview of a few tracks from the upcoming Jon Armstrong album “Burnt Hibiscus”
Burnt Hibiscus combines the surrealistic poetry of Erin Armstrong with the sublime vocal stylings of Sheela Bringi. The lyrics for the suite illuminate the dream-like quality of life in Los Angeles, which is brought to life by some of the most fiercely creative musicians in the city.
In order to establish unique tonal palates, Armstrong used 7 different traditional Indian ragas, or scales for each piece. In addition, the musicians in the band all get their own feature to further develop the character of the individual songs.