Listen to “Twameva” from Jai Uttal’s new album, Lifeline: The Essential Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach Collection, out now on Sounds True.
Jai Uttal, one of the West’s foremost voices of India’s kirtan chant tradition, and multi-instrumentalist Ben Leinbach gather together their most loved recordings. Sequenced as an unfolding musical celebration, here are favorites of both the artists and their fans. Lifeline spans a decade of collaboration that reflects the myriad faces of kirtan and beyond—ranging from unadorned, primordial chant to layered, sacred sound immersions. It’s a musical odyssey that inspires us to soar—upward, outward, and into the radiant heart of the Divine. Co-produced by Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach.