It’s hard to not be mesmerized when you watch Mohini Dey play the bass. It’s a lot to take in. Mohini is our guest for this month’s Groove episode. Here is her story. Enjoy the conversation...
I’ve been going back through videos featuring Mohini Dey and found this incredible performance with Louiz Banks from 2015. This clip features Banks’ tune, “Timeless”, which he says “is inspired by the sun, the wind, and the flowing river.”
Whenever I spot a video with Mohini Dey, I stop what I’m doing, and I’m never disappointed. But this one might be my favorite so far. Dey grooves hard and takes a killer solo on “Nirvana,” with Siddharth Nagarajan and U.Rajesh.
I’ve shared music by Abhijith P S Nair and his band before, and every time I find another video by them, I’m completely blown away yet again. “Mahaganapathim” features stunning musicianship from the Indian Fusion group, which includes Mohini Dey on bass.
Guitarist Chandresh Kudwa’s “Free Spirit” is a pretty amazing instrumental rock record, which features bassist Mohini Dey and drummer Gino Banks. “Disco Chicken”, the album’s second track, is a fun ride.
Mohini Dey recently shared this exciting video of her performance with guitarist Evgeny Pobozhiy and his tune, “Road to the Himalayas.” I’m really digging this track, and I especially loved Mohini’s solo around the 3-minute mark.
During the 2019 NAMM show, there was an epic jam at the Baked Potato Jazz Club in Studio City, California. Guitarist Alex Skolnick, cellist Tina Guo, along with bassists Mohini Dey and Stuart Hamm, took the stage and lit it up.
Mohini Dey shared this video recently, and once again, we’re blown away. Check out Mohini and the band tear it up on Alex Giallombardo’s "Squared Marbles."
We saw a lot of great performances at this year’s NAMM show. We missed this one, but thankfully there’s a video to share. In this clip, Mohini Dey wows the crowd with a live performance at the SIT Strings booth.
Mohini Dey treated the audience to a live solo at the Lugano Jazz Festival back in July. The bassist was there performing with Ekalavya. Thankfully, cameras were rolling.
This is some seriously great music right here. This clip comes from the World Fusion Concert on Day 7 of the 53rd Bengaluru Ganesh Utsava. Mohini Dey is on bass, along with U Rajesh on mandolin, Bala Bhaskar on violin, Arun Kumar on drums, and Giridhar Udupa on Ghatam. I’m blown away.
Mohini Dey is such a talent, and I’m always on the lookout for videos featuring this exciting bassist. Here’s a clip from the Garana Jazz Festival earlier this month which features Mohini alongside violinist Abhijith P S Nair, guitarist Sandeep Mohan, keyboardist Joe Johnson, and drummer Arun Roop in their performance of “Sa Ma Ga Pa.”