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Trilok Gurtu


A world class, virtuoso percussionist, now in his mid fifties, Trilok has attracted a world class set of collaborators over a long career; these started with John McLaughlin in whose trio, Trilok flourished as the featured soloist for 4 years, other jazz greats continued this path " Joe Zawinul, Jan Garbarek, Don Cherry, Bill Evans, Pharoah Sanders, Dave Holland were all attracted to Trilok’s burning sense of rhythm. Of course he is deeply rooted in the Indian tradition, so it is no surprise to see that collaborations also took place with the glitterati of Indian musical society " his mother, Shobha Gurtu, Zakir Hussain, L

Article: Interview

Roberto Ottaviano: sul palco e dietro le quinte

Read "Roberto Ottaviano: sul palco e dietro le quinte" reviewed by Libero Farnè

È estremamente opportuno tornare periodicamente ad analizzare le esperienze più recenti di musicisti di grande personalità del panorama jazzistico italiano. Uno di questi è dagli anni Ottanta Roberto Ottaviano, che esordì discograficamente nel 1983 con Aspects, un lavoro rivelatore, in solo e in sestetto, di una potenza espressiva e di una creatività sconvolgenti. Dopo ...



Label: ITI Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Breathing Istanbul; A Tuk Tuk for Phnom Penh; Oslo No Light; Wake Up in Manila; Jakarta's Skyline; Moonlight in Prague; Canton's Mood; A Foggy Tokyo.


Article: Live Review

Jazz Juniors 2022

Read "Jazz Juniors 2022" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazz Juniors Cricoteka Kraków, Poland September 28-October 1, 2022 Jazz Juniors is primarily a competition, but simultaneously exists as a regular festival. This latter aspect has enlarged during recent years, following the debut of its new artistic director Adam Pierończyk in 2019. Also an established saxophonist, it's clear ...


Article: Under the Radar

A Different Drummer, Pt. 8: Ustad Zakir Hussain Talks Tabla

Read "A Different Drummer, Pt. 8: Ustad Zakir Hussain Talks Tabla" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Origins of the Tabla The twin hand drum was developed in its current form about 300 years ago on the Indian subcontinent but the roots of the tabla may date to pre-Muslim, Arabia. The name comes from “tabl," the Arabic word for drum, and temple carvings of tabla-like double-hand drums date to 500 BCE. Tabla is ...


Article: Album Review

Travel: Travel

Read "Travel" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Travel compiles a musical travelogue through eight cities from Istanbul (Turkey) through Oslo (Norway) to Tokyo (Japan), rendered in the acoustic quartet sound of trumpet, piano, bass, and percussion. Composers Marco Vezzoso and Alessandro Collina don't paint strikingly different portraits but reflect each geography through the same sort of quietly intense music, and tuck an almost ...


Article: From the Inside Out

Demons and Wizards, June Bugs and Jakarta

Read "Demons and Wizards, June Bugs and Jakarta" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Hermeto Pascoal Planetario Da Gavea Far Out Recordings 2022 Planetario Da Gavea is an enormous, sprawling document from a February 1981 outdoor performance series by Brazilian jazz wizard Hermeto Pascoal recorded under the stars in the Gávea neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, within the dome of ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension , The Mahavishnu Project, Trilok Gurtu and Garaj Mahal

Read "John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension , The Mahavishnu Project, Trilok Gurtu and Garaj Mahal" reviewed by Len Davis

Music with Eastern and Indian influences with John McLaughlin, Trilok Gurtu, Garaj Mahal, Joe Zawinul and Weather Report. Playlist John McLaughlin “Panditji" from Black Light (Abstract Logix) 00:00 The Mahavishnu Project “Eternity's Breath" from Return To the Emerald Beyond (Cuneiform) 08:44 Trilok Gurtu “Kathak" from Kathak (Escapade) 17:24 Garaj Mahal"Celtic Indian" from Blueberry Cave ...


Article: Interview

Roberto Zorzi: esplorazione senza confini

Read "Roberto Zorzi: esplorazione senza confini" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il percorso musicale del chitarrista Roberto Zorzi è così ricco ed eclettico che è impossibile includerlo in un particolare genere musicale. L'iniziale amore per visionari artisti rock come Robert Fripp e Brian Eno s'è arricchito nel tempo di approcci, tanto liberi quanto anticonvenzionali, di Derek Bailey e altri esponenti dell'avanguardia inglese degli anni settanta. La ricerca ...


New Shapes

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: 1. Russian Mountains; 2. New Shapes; 3. Playground; 4. Flying Dragon; 5. Corona Funk; 6. Bodhrán's Magic; 7. Salvador; 8. Simona’s Summer Samba;


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