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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Steve Smith-George Brooks-Prasanna, Tim Hagans, Miles Davis, Return to Forever and Lenny White

Read "Steve Smith-George Brooks-Prasanna, Tim Hagans, Miles Davis, Return to Forever and Lenny White" reviewed by Len Davis


Chris Potter, Steve Smith and George Brooks with Prasanna. Tim Hagans, Miles Davis and more '70s classics to finish. Playlist Chris Potter Underground"Rumples" from Ultrahang (ArtistShare) 00:00 Steve Smith-George Brooks-Prasanna “Dubai Dance" from Raga Bop Trio (Abstract Logix) 0:07:38 Tim Hagans-Bob Belden “are you threatening me?" from Re-Animation (Blue Note) 15:17 Miles Davis “Big ...

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Article: Interview

Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 2-2

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Part 1 | Part 2 It seemed inevitable that Zakir Hussain would collaborate with jazz musicians as the '70s unfolded. Jazz had been sidling up to Indian classical music gradually since the early '60s. In 1962, Gary Peacock and Bud Shank played on Ravi Shankar's album Improvisations (World Pacific), although this was ...

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Article: Interview

Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 1-2

Read "Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 1-2" reviewed by Ian Patterson


"Everybody wants to play with Zakir. He's amazing..." The words were spoken by Herbie Hancock, one of many musicians who paid tribute to the great Indian tabla player and composer Zakir Hussain on the occasion of his Lifetime Achievement Award from the San Francisco Jazz Centre in 2017. In a short film made for ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Zakir Hussain: The Best Jazz / Crossover Albums

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Zakir Hussain turned 70 on March 9th. In an unparalleled career, which began in earnest aged 7, the man widely acclaimed as the world's greatest tabla player has played with the giants of both Indian classical music and jazz. It is hard to think of another musician who has straddled both worlds to such a prominent ...

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Article: Interview

Shambhu: Soothing Guitar for Stressful Times

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The times we live in call for reflection and one of the ways of providing it is through music. Music can slow our lives down and make us live in the moment, but it can also connect people. Since he discovered music, guitarist and composer Shambhu Neil Vineberg has been on a journey that has seen ...

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Elements

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2012

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Article: Interview

George Brooks: Global Conversations

Read "George Brooks: Global Conversations" reviewed by Anil Prasad


Being a musician isn't a career for saxophonist George Brooks, it's a journey. Navigating an expansive variety of Indian classical music-influenced environments is at the heart of his travels. Brooks is best known for leading Summit, a cross-cultural ensemble that includes bassist Kai Eckhardt, guitarist Fareed Haque, tabla hero Zakir Hussain and drummer Steve Smith. He ...

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Spirit And Spice

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2010
Track listing: Monsoon Blues; Spice; Silent Prayer-Madhuvanti; Spirit; Lalita; Sri Rollins; Peshkar For Hamza; Casting.

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Article: Album Review

George Brooks Summit: Spirit and Spice

Read "Spirit and Spice" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


The road taken by saxophonist, George Brooks on Spirit and Spice may not be new, and is far from the glamorous one that guitarist John McLaughlin blazed through in the 1970s and '80s, with various incarnations of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. However, it remains a significant one if a musician playing in a Western idiom is willing ...


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