Shiva Station:Format&ndsh;CDRespected sarodist and chant master Jai Uttal proves once again you don"t need a highly self&ndsh;conscious message or calculated vigilance to successfully mix music of East and West. Uttal approaches his unique blend of jazz,Indian,and world music just as any experienced musician long familiar with his instrument would with this refreshing approach. He mixes a laid&ndsh;back Miles&ndsh;style horn,with smooth&ndsh;jazz slipping into a reggae&ndsh;doused groove,and somehow laying the rock and funk under ancient Indian chant. All this with a dash of banjo,trombone,and violin and the styles cook up a stew surprisingly tasty. His backing band,the Pagan Love Orchestra,reflects this understated aura as well. It features some of the finest musicians from America and beyond in collaborative,eclectic jammingmost notably on "Malkouns" and "Bhajore"that will blow you away.