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Radio & Podcasts

Elemental, Erik Escobar, Jasper Van't Hof, Nguyen Le and Trilok Gurtu

Read "Elemental, Erik Escobar, Jasper Van't Hof, Nguyen Le and Trilok Gurtu" reviewed by Len Davis


We go to Europe with Jasper Van't Hof't and Nguyen Le. The exciting music of Trilok Gurtu and Ranjit Barot, both extraordinary drummers. Jean-Luc Ponty brings African rhythms, and Brazilian bassist Michael Pipoquinha with his album Lua.Playlist Elemental “Dig" from Elemental (Blue Canoel) 00:00 Erik Escobar “Homenaje al Gran Maestro Gonzalo" from Erik Escobar (Self Produced) 06:24 Jasper Van't Hof “Blue Balls" from Blue Corner (ACT Music) 12:46 Nguyen Le “Funk Rai" from Maghreb & Friends (ACT Music) ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Trilok Gurtu, Dewa Budjana, Tigran Hamasyan and more

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John McLaughlin Sandeep Chowta, Trilok Gurtu, Marcus Klossek Electric Trio and more. Playlist Gavin Harrison-Antoine Fafard “Proto Mundi" from Chemical Reactions (Historical Heresey) 00:00 Scott Jones “Long Night" from Fictional Characters (Self Produced) 07:20 John McLaughlin “Inside Out" from Floating Point (Abstract Logix) 14:36 Sandeep Chowta “Yetto Velli chapter four" from Yetto Velli Diaries (Namma Music) 22:01 Trilok Gurtu “Kathak" from Kathak (Escapade) 29:14 Dewa Budjana “Kmalasana" from Kmalasana (Mehsada Indonesia) 36:32 Tigran Hamasyan “The Grid" from Mockroot ...

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In Pictures

Chamoisic Festival 2018

Read "Chamoisic Festival 2018" reviewed by Antonio Baiano


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In Pictures

The talking tabla of Trilok Gurtu at Folkclub

Read "The talking tabla of Trilok Gurtu at Folkclub" reviewed by Antonio Baiano


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Rediscovery

Trilok Gurtu: Bad Habits Die Hard

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Trilok GurtuBad Habits Die HardArt of Groove2014 (1996) Well, it's been a good couple weeks since the last Rediscovery, leaving the pile of potential choices even higher than usual. So what better way to resume operations than to revisit an album that already sounded terrific when it was first released in 1996 but, remastered 18 years later as part of Art of Groove's Collectors Premium Jazz series, now sounds even better? The Collectors Premium Jazz ...

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Extended Analysis

Trilok Gurtu: Spellbound

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In a 35-year career that's stretched from Oregon and saxophonists Jan Garbarek and Charlie Mariano, to violinist Shankar and guitarists John McLaughlin and Nguyên Lê, Trilok Gurtu has established a very specific talent. Few kit drummers are as adept as Gurtu on tabla and the Indian konnakol vocal percussion tradition; conversely, few tablaists/konnakol experts are as capable as Gurtu on kit. Gurtu's entire career has been predicated on cross-genre boundary busting that's resulted in a small but distinctive discography, from ...

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Catching Up With

Trilok Gurtu: Where East Meets West

Read "Trilok Gurtu: Where East Meets West" reviewed by Adriana Carcu


Percussionist Trilok Gurtu belongs to that elevated group of musicians who, along their careers, have not only acquired a uniqueness of sound, but have also contributed to the widening of the notion of contemporary music. By crossing genre boundaries, and by mingling styles and ethnic influences, Gurtu has created and performed within the generous sound space he today defines as world music. Throughout his career, Gurtu has played with some of the most remarkable jazz musicians in the world, enhancing ...


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