INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: Tabla Beat Science?


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Tabla Beat Science? May 26, 2001 12:53 p.m.

What do you all think of The album Tabla Beat Science? I'd heard it alot at a friends and had two of the songs I'd liked on my computer, but yesturday I found out Zakir Hussain played on that CD. Along with a few other tabla players, are the other tabla players also as well known as Zakir?
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nor beautiful words the truth. -Lao Tzu
Re:Tabla Beat Science? May 27, 2001 05:56 a.m.

Talvin Singh and Trilok Gurtu played on this CD too.
Talvin Singh is an english DJ and tabla player, the first time I saw him was in MTV's Bjork unplugged : some good tabla parts in it.
Trilok Gurtu is a very good multi-percussionist and drummer, he played with many people ( mclaughlin...).

Tabla Beat Science is an interesting Cd for tabla players (I am ) but a bit abstract for others, i imagine.

Re:Tabla Beat Science? May 27, 2001 12:16 p.m.

What era of McLaughlin did Trilok Gurtu play with him? Thanks
The truth is not always beautiful,
nor beautiful words the truth. -Lao Tzu
Re:Tabla Beat Science? Jun 08, 2001 12:50 p.m.

Tabla Beat Science is an amazing album... it really mixes techno and traditional sound... Bill Laswell had a lot to do with that. Check out Lo Def Pressure and the Sacred System series for more tabla techno (Lo Def Pressure is especially good - 2 25 minute tabla jams). There's a whole variety of groups that are producing offshoots of the kind of asian underground that Talvin and others helped create.

And once again, any tabla players would would like to be part of a project similar to Tabla Beat, please check out walk skip run glide ( we've had the pleasure of working with a variety of tabla players and other musicians.

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Re:Tabla Beat Science? Jul 07, 2001 03:10 p.m.

tabla beat science is great...trilok gurtu is a maniac he played tabla with one hand and a whole drum set in the other live on time...talvin singh mixes alot of techno and indian classical...wicked stuff, i downloaded alot of it bill laswell i havent heard much of and zakir hussain...lets not even talk about him hes the wolfgang amadeus mozart of tabla
Re:Tabla Beat Science? Jul 26, 2001 04:06 a.m.

i enjoyed tabla beat science. i am a beginner tabla player and enjoying it so far.
now for talvin singh's ha
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