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Badal Roy, Trilok Gurtu, Zakir Hussain: Out of India

On the face of it, the world of jazz and classical Indian music might be viewed as fairly strange bedfellows. One is a 20th century … Read More "Badal Roy, Trilok Gurtu, Zakir Hussain: Out of India"
Zakir Hussain
Trilok Gurtu
Badal Roy

On the face of it, the world of jazz and classical Indian music might be viewed as fairly strange bedfellows. One is a 20th century bastard child of American culture, turned genius, and tolerant of rebellion. The other, a centuries-old tradition with strict codes of conduct and respect for its own venerable heritage.

And yet, Indian music has left its mark on the development of jazz, through the specific assimilation work of jazz musicians like John McLaughlin, Pharoah Sanders, Henry Threadgill, Don Cherry, Charlie Mariano, and, by inspiration, John Coltrane and many others.

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