Albums released and Fusion bands
Albums released to date:
Dev Gopalasamy and You're Kidding I - Available on iTunes
Dev Gopalasamy and You're Kidding II - Available on iTunes
Tazzad (This album is on the Australian National Heritage List)
The Essence of Being - Available on iTunes
Jazz Fusion and World Music Ensembles
1. "Kev" Dev and the Cosmic Ockers
Experimental Jazz written in the vein of Eberhard Weber and Herbie
Hancock (in his Mwandishi period).
Line-up: Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Saxophone
Musicians: Dev, John Bostock, Patrick Sheil, Jeremy Cook, Blair
Greenberg, Pam Withnall
Guests: Ken James
2. You're Kidding featuring Dev Gopalasamy
"You're Kidding I" and "You're Kidding II" are available on iTunes.
Further adventures in Jazz and Fusion. Many of Dev's compositions in
this period used odd-time signatures, and complex/sophisticated
arrangements and harmonies. As with the previous group
this ensemble had a unique sound.
Line-up: Guitar, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboards, Bass, Drums,
Musicians: Dev, Marcus Holden, Greg Mayson, John Bostock, Yannis
Bardas, Mark Riley, Blair Greenberg
Guests: Dale Barlow, Ken James, Mick Kenny, Phillip Scorgie, John
Young, Jackie Orzacksky, John Watson
Released only as an LP.
A fusion of Indian and Iranian Music. Performing this time on acoustic
guitar this was a complete change in direction in his compositions and
playing. Yet again a refreshing new sound. The Tazzad album was the
4th best selling World Music album in the year of release, selling very
well in Europe especially Germany. The ensemble was very popular
performing at prestigious venues like the Opera House.
Line-up: Acoustic Guitar, Kamanche, Tablas
Musicians: Dev, Davood Tabrizi, Keith Manning
Guest: Ram Chandra Suman
The premier Latin-Jazz Ensemble in Sydney. Highlights of performances
included support to Dizzy Gillespie, and extended residencies at the
Basement (Sydney's No. 1 jazz venue)
Line-up: Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Trumpet, Trombone,
Saxophone, Congas, Timbales, Voice
Musicians: Dev, Noel Elmowy, Christopher Soulos, David
Plenty, Vladmir Khusid, Steven Luke, Jason Morphett, Phil
Elmowy, Jose Marquez, Toni Allaylias
Guests: Tommy Emmanuel, James Morrison, David Jones, Paul
Panichi, James Greening, Graham Jesse, Andrew Oh,
Peter Dilosa, Steve Giordano, Paul Knippe, Greg Tell,
Greg Sheehan, Ed Wilson, Steve Williams, Fabian Hevia,
Tony Azzopardi, Gordon Rytmeister and a stream of visiting
Exploration of super-imposing time-signatures (polyrhythms).
No piece was in 4/4.
This ensemble developed from the Rhythm Section Workshops for Pros
with David Jones, for which Dev wrote all the music.
Line-up: Guitar, Drums, Vibes, Bass,
Musicians: Dev, David Jones, Darryl Pratt, Adam Armstrong
6. Dev Gopalasamy Trio
An ensemble exploring a diverse range of styles. Material
performed incorporate all jazz styles from Bebop to Fusion, and a wide
range of Rock and Latin styles. Still current, this ensemble has a
repertoire of over 10 hours of material.
Line-up: Guitar, Bass, Drums
Musicians: Dev, Justin Dileo, Andy Evans
7. Dev Gopalasamy Ensemble
Exploration of diverse styles in a larger ensemble. This is the material
featured on the current CD.
Line-up: Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Percussion
Musicians: Dev, Justin Dileo, Andy Evans, Michael Bellemore,
8. Far Seas Ensemble (World Music)
Line-up: Guitars, Kamanche, Violin, Keyboards, Bass , Drums, Vocals, Djembe, Tombek, Eastern Percussion
Musicians: Dev, Davood Tabrizi (Iran), Gaetan Frichot (Mauritius), Tarik El Othmani (Morocco), Andreas Tsaousidis (Greece), Davood Abolghasemi (Iran), Abby Constable (Australia)