Jolly Kunjappu has composed ballet music, working with the Columbian-American dancer and choreographer Yanis Pikieris, for the Bavarian State Opera and other prestigious opera houses.

He played as a guest musician for the Rolling Stones in 1975 at Giorgio Moroder’s Musicland Studios in Munich. The golden album “It’s only Rock ‘n Roll” was handed over to him one year later.

»My music is influenced by many different cultures and the sounds of nature. From the beginning rhythm fascinates me and is a part of my life. Life starts with a heart beat and it ends with the last one. Between this there are many different rhythms.

In my music there is no particular direction, it changes to my rhythm of life.

Some of the instruments I play are Indian tablas, African djembes, South-American congas, pentatonic steel drums and vibraphones. I don’t limit myself by using conventional instruments. Any object could be used to make music, sounds and noises, like pots and pans or chairs and tables, with which my musical expression started as a young boy.«

 

Kunjappu’s compositions, arrangements and percussion on five albums:

 


 

Power Of Silence

Power Of Silence (1997)

Tracklist:

  • Power of Silence
    (Drumming For The Future) – 4:12
  • Drums of Death (Drum For Life) – 5:27
  • Secret Fragrance – 4:30
  • Ain’t No My Direction – 4:17
  • Not Guilty – 3:48
  • Dancing to Freedom – 3:41
  • Gypsy Legend – 4:02
  • Please Remember – 3:16
  • Welcome to the Universe/
    Tibetean Sunrise – 9:58
  • Flowers in Love – 4:20

External Links:
»» Power Of Silence at BSC Music
»» Power Of Silence
at AllMusic

 


 

Touching The Spirit (1995)

Tracklist:

  • Gypsy Legend – 4:00
  • Fly High Condor – 5:00
  • Warm Embrace – 2:31
  • A Waltz For Reva (Last Waltz In Vienna) – 5:46
  • Beside A Creek – 1:12
  • Shadow Of A Memory – 4:05
  • Elegant People – 5:58
  • Taste Of Winter – 4:33
  • Secret Fragrance – 4:30
  • Welcome to the Universe/Tibetean Sunrise – 9:56
  • Birth Of A Moment – 2:45
  • Flowers In Love – 4:20
  • From Here Foerever – 7:32

External Links:
»» Touching The Spirit at BSC Music
»»
Touching The Spirit at AllMusic

 


 

From Here Forever (1993)

Tracklist:

  • Floating With The Flutes – 9:50
  • Touching The Spirit – 9:54
  • Dancing Poets – 11:14
  • Depht Of The Universe – 9:30
  • Abundantly Yours – 9:54
  • From Here Forever – 7:32

External Links:
»» From Here Forever at BSC Music

 


 

It’s Magic (1988)

Tracklist:

  • Go Face A Mountain – 8:15
  • A Waltz For Reva (Last Waltz In Vienna) – 5:20
  • Time Has Time – 6:30
  • Endless Prayer – 4:30
  • It’s Magic – 15:02
  • Goodnight My Beloved – 5:30

External Links:
»» It’s Magic at BSC Music
»» It’s Magic at Discogs

 


 

Warm Embrace (1986)

Tracklist:

  • Loving A Goddess – 5:36
  • Dawn To Dusk – 5:28
  • Elegant People – 5:57
  • Shadow Of A Memory – 4:07
  • Besides A Creek – 1:11
  • Nos Terra – 5:19
  • Step Right In – 2:52
  • Walking Past – 1:49
  • Latin Wind – 4:15
  • Searching For Shangrila – 6:12
  • Warm Embrace – 2:33

External Links:
»» Warm Embrace at BSC Music
»» Warm Embrace at AllMusic
»» Warm Embrace at Discogs