The Yoginis deliver exciting, fresh sounds fusing American Jazz, Brazilian Samba, Afro-Cuban and Caribbean rhythms and Indian/Jazz fusions. The Yoginis, created by pianist Yogi McCaw drawing on his musical friends from around the world, explore new territory while respecting their roots.
The Yoginis were recently featured on The Jazz Network Worldwide for their new release Terra Shivaiya a world music release spanning several styles and integrating Indian classical with Jazz, as well as the Brazilian and Latin Jazz styles they are more known for.
Reviewer Steve Getz (son of renowned saxophonist Stan Getz) said of the Yoginis Terra Shivaiya CD:
“Yogi has assembled a diverse and talented group of multi-cultural musicians, all in one superb recording… This is truly a one of a kind recording!”
The Song Basant Blue from the Terra Shivaiya album was chosen as a Finalist in the World Category of the World of Music Awards by the WOMEX organization.
The tracks recorded in India were chosen to be included in the soundtrack of the award-winning documentary Dalai Lama Renaissance, which played to sold-out audiences in film festivals around the world in 2008.
An instrumental version of the Bossa Nova "Songbird" was chosen to be in the Morgan Spurlock film "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold".
"Yogi McCaw is the greatest!"
- Derek Sivers, founder, CD Baby
Barbie-Danielle DeCarlo, Music Director of KBCS radio, Bellevue WA:
"Delightful to listen to! Really beautiful!"
Jazz Network Worldwide Founder Jai Jai Jackson says:
“Yogi, your music is very innovative, it causes one to ‘really listen’ to what’s going on" .