Zakir Hussain


Shakti 2020

Formed in 1973 by guitarist John McLaughlin and tabla maestro Zakir Hussain , SHAKTI pioneered a groundbreaking East meets West collaboration and played a pivotal role in establishing Fusion music. The violinist L.Shankar and ghatam player T.H. Vikku Vinayakram were part of the original band which toured several years in its original formation around the world to highly acclaimed praise. For profe... »

Is That So?

John McLaughlin – trailblazing guitarist, composer, Shankar Mahadevan- India’s foremost music composer, singer and tabla maestro- Zakir Hussain to release groundbreaking album IS THAT SO?

Six years in the making, the album brings together the three visionary musicians in a musical landscape, never explored before. Six years in the making, Is that So? is one of John McLaughlin’s deepest and most profound musical collaborations with prolific Indian composer and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. Joining the duo is their life-long friend and musical brother Ustad Zakir Hussain... »

SFJAZZ Announces 2018 Jazz Festival & Summer Sessions Schedule

SFJAZZ Announces 2018 Jazz Festival & Summer Sessions Schedule

SFJAZZ recently released their programming schedules for the 36th San Francisco Jazz Festival and their 2018 Summer Sessions.  This year will be home to 43 different shows over 13 days at 5 different venues around San Francisco’s Hayes Valley Neighborhood. The 36th San Francisco Jazz Festival will get the ball rolling on Tuesday, June 5 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at the outdoor Proxy space in Hayes Va... »

Experience ‘Crosscurrents’ w/ Zakir Hussain On Tour

Experience ‘Crosscurrents’ w/ Zakir Hussain On Tour

Fresh from being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at SFJAZZ Gala 2017, and described by The New York Times as “a living genius,” tabla maestro Zakir Hussain returns with his new project Crosscurrents, exploring the profound intersection of jazz and Indian classical music with some of India’s greatest musicians working within the genre. Hussain is joined by modern saxophone master Chris Potte... »

The Palestine Concert

John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain and Shakti: The Palestine Concert

Though far removed from the occupied Palestinian territories, the Akha people of South East Asia have a saying about music that strikes a universal note; a village without music is not a village. Back in the 1930s and 1940s there was a Palestine Philharmonic but now it’s called the Israeli Symphony Orchestra, just one more example of the cultural occupation that Israel exerts on Palestinians. The ... »

Ranjit Barot – Bada Boom

Ranjit Barot – Bada Boom

Ranjit Barot – Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Konnakol, Composer and Arranger With Special Guests: Zakir Hussain – Tabla John McLaughlin – Guitar U. Shrinivas – Electric Mandolin U. Rajesh – Electric Mandolin Matt Garrison – Bass Wayne Krantz – Guitar And Other Featured Artists… Tracks: 1. Singularity 2. T = 0 3. Revolutions (In memory of Charlie Mariano) 4. Su... »

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin – drummers and percussionists

My first live concert with one of John McLaughlin´s drummers was in 1969. Mr. Ginger Baker of The Graham Bond Organisation, Cream, and Ginger Bakers Air Force played – with Blind Faith. Blind Faith was the short-lived “supergroup” – comprising Steve Winwood – ex-Spencer Davis Group and Traffic (keyboards), Eric Clapton (guitars), Ginger Baker (drums) and Rick Grech (bass). Blind Faith played... »

Mickey Hart/Zakir Hussain- Global Drum Project

Mickey Hart/Zakir Hussain: Global Drum Project (Shout Factory !)

Its been fifteen long years since Zakir Hussain and Mickey Hart collaborated on the Grammy Winner Planet Drum (Ryko 1991). Zakir Hussain has always been considered a force in the world of tablas (Indian Hand Drums). Son of illustrious Ustad Alla Rakha, Zakir Hussain is one of the most travelled and recorded musicians, having co-founded Shakti with John McLaughlin, Diga Rhythm band with Grateful De... »

Garaj Mahal

Garaj Mahal

Garaj Mahal Live Vol. 1 Musicians: Kai Eckhardt: Bass Fareed Haque: Guitar Eric Levy: Keyboards Alan Hertz: Drums *Zakir Hussain: Tabla Songs: Gulam Sabri* (17:37) [Haque] Semos* (11:59) [Eckhardt] Intro Jam* (1:53) Celtic Indian* (12:36) [Hertz] Ivory Tower (15:15) [Eckhardt] Of a Simple Mind (7:31) [Haque] Credits: Recorded August 23, 2002 Live at The Great American Music Hall (San Francisco) Re... »

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