Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Dancing in the 4th dimension...
Chris Carter | my music room | 03/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Trilok Gurtu is an immensely talented percussionist from India, I believe. I've got four of his albums, and this is the most imaginative - like jazz in a Martian nightclub. I'm a drummer, and there are many moments on this disc where I have no idea where the downbeat is - but the musicians playing here do not suffer from such confusion.
Actually, I don't bother trying to count the beats - neither should you. I just lie back and enjoy the killer soundscapes on each track. This is peculiar semi-technical world jazz, but unlike many other technical albums, there is a sense of space, and of imagination. Transition, in particular, is one of the most hypnotic, awesome pieces of music I've ever heard. And best of all, as with most albums I love, each track is different from the last. I HIGHLY recommend this album and The Glimpse (if it's available). But African Fantasy is pretty lame - it sounds like American record company men were telling him what would sell here - and he was listening."
Best Trilok album
scottum | Brighton, MA United States | 05/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best Trilok album I've heard. A friend of the family worked for CMP's US distribution back in the early 90s and he gave us a copy of this album. It's a shame this album has been out of print for so long, I'm glad to see it back. If you like Trilok, or think you might snag this gem. The title track is amazing."
Trilok Gurtu - Living magic
mauricio | Cordoba, Argentina | 01/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Trilok Gurtu - Living magicRelease Date: Feb 27 2001
Label: TIMES SQUARE RECORDS
03-Once I Wished a Tree Upside Down...
06-Tac, et Demi
All Music Guide
With Jan Garbarek (saxes), Nana (per), Daniel Goyone (k).
This is a septet doing Indian, Turkish, Scandinavian, and Brazilian world fusion,
which is very well conceived. One of Garbarek's better efforts as collaborator or leader. Album Credits:
Trilok Gurtu: Primary Artist
Nana Vasconcelos: Percussion, Voices, Caxixi, Conga, Repenique, talking drum
Nicolas Fiszman: Bass, Guitar
Jan Garbarek: Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Daniel Goyone: Keyboards, Piano
Tundes Jegedee: Cello, Kora
Shanthi Rao: Vina"