Re: Can't Get Enough / Laswell, Talvin Singh etc.

From: Denise Benson (
Date: Mon Oct 02 2000 - 00:30:08 MET DST

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    hey B,

    Yeah, Tabla Beat Science is a Laswell Axiom project, 'starring' master
    tabla percussionist Zakir Hussain, who has played on literally hundreds
    of albums over the years. Talvin Singh appears on a couple of tracks
    [Toronto people make note: Talvin performs on tablas at the Pheonix on
    Wed. Oct. 11], as do people like vocalist Ustad Sultan Khan, tabla
    players/drummers Trilok Gurtu and Karsh Kale and others. Ten tracks, all
    of'em good. Palm Pictures is releasing it.

    Other recommendations: gosh, there are many, but if you're feeling this
    and Nitin Sawhney's stuff, you've gotta check the entire Outcaste label
    catalogue, including Badmarsh & Shri, Shri's mindblowing solo album, the
    Untouchable Outcaste Beats comp. and more. I also really love the latest
    Suns of Arqa, Cosmic Jugalbandi, out on Interchill in Canada
    ( and the wicked Jolly Mukherjee release (Palm
    Pictures). On the Latin tip, look out for the excellent Latin Travels
    comp., new on Six Degrees, and the upcoming Latin Beats on Mr. Bongo,
    which is somewhat of a tribute to Tito Puente.

    That should get'cha started. Oh yeah, buy the full-length Da Lata if you
    haven't already. :-) Take care.


    "B. Allison" wrote:

    > So lately I've been heavily listening to anything
    > with a latin, brazilian, indian and/or afro-cuban
    > flavors.
    > Love Nitin Sawhney's album, can't stop playing
    > stuff by Up, Bustle & Out, have quickly wore out Da
    > Lata's LP, been rockin Evoca, Les Gammas on heavy
    > rotation. And just recently, copped an MP3 of Tabla
    > Beat Science's "Palmistry." (speaking of which,
    > someone told me TBS is Talvin Singh, Bill Laswell and
    > a few others -- is that true?)
    > But the problem is, my appetite is too big and my
    > knowledge is too small. Hopefully some nice person out
    > there will clue me in to some other stuff along this
    > vein.
    > -B-
    > np: Pressure Drop, "Got To Be For Real (Attica Blues
    > vocal mix)"

    -denise benson-

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