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Zakir's Ubiquities

Artist Song Buy
Alla Rakha & Zakir Hussain  Ek Taal   buy on itunes
John McLaughlin  The Wish  buy on itunes
Van Morrison  Stepping Out Queen   buy on itunes
Shankar  Al's Hallucinations   buy on itunes
Asha Bhosle & Kronos Quartet  Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne (You've Stolen My Heart)   buy on itunes
Hariprasad Chaurasia  Raga Bhopali  buy on itunes
Mickey Hart  John Cage Is Dead   buy on itunes
Tabla Beat Science  Secret Channel   buy on itunes
Remember Shakti  Giriraj Sudha  buy on itunes
Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer  Cadence  buy on itunes
Zakir Hussain  Tabla Solo  buy on itunes


This was originally conceived as a successor to my 2005 Indian-Western fusion mix LOSE MY MIND & DANCE FOREVER (mixid = 98102), but I realized pretty soon that the musician I there called "the crown prince of Indian-Western fusion", tabla player Zakir Hussain, might as well just take the honors and become this mix's featured artist. He's everywhere! Although on "Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne" he's credited with madal, "Indian trap set" and tambourine instead of tabla, and on "John Cage Is Dead" he even trades his tabla in for a djembe (an instrument dear to my heart), his drumming, in some form or another, is all over every track on this mix. He's barely ever credited under his own name: this has got to be the first Single Artist mix I've submitted in which every track has a different artist name! But both "Ek Taal" and "Tabla Solo" here are virtuoso Indian-classical showings, the former a duet with his tabla-playing father.

I'm dedicating this mix to my aunt, who heard a story about Hussain on NPR last year and told me I should check it out, but didn't remember Zakir's name. She gave me enough information to find the text version of the story (at http://www.npr.org/2015/01/08/375637915/the-tabla-master-who-jammed-with-the-grateful-dead), though, from which I've taken Jim McGuire's photo to use as the cover art here. Let's give a listen to this next time round...!
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