Saxophonist Colin Laguna from the Netherlands has been a regular visitor to Goa ever since his mother first brought him to Goa as a four year old child. He has ancestral roots in Goa and has always felt at home on every visit. He heads the saxophone department in the Holland College of performing arts and also leads his own modern jazz quartet in concert all over Europe. He performed for the first time in Goa this season after meeting up with Jazz Goa’s Colin D’Cruz who featured his namesake at several gigs around Goa. Laguna consistently raised the performance bar for the local band ‘Jazz Junction’ with his amazing virtuosity and this prompted D’Cruz to have his amazing talent tapped and taped right here in Goa. He offered to record Laguna if it was a composition inspired by Goa and ‘Spiritual Pathways’ began to take shape in Jazz Goa’s studio in Sangolda. Pianist Tony Dias added some sensitive piano playing to Laguna’s amazing melody driven by D’Cruz’s singing fretless bassline. The overall production turned it into a world class tune and the track currently tops thousands of entries to the international jazz charts. You can hear Spiritual Pathways on the radio station at

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