Ustad Alla Rakha & Ustad Zakir Hussain - Together

Posted By MiOd On Monday, August 26, 2013 Under
The classical tradition of 'Jugalbanbi', epitomising "Togetherness", reaches its peak when father and son: Ustad Allarakha & Ustad Zakir Hussain perform together. Their closeness and compatibility results in a unique synthesis, a fusion of souls, that adds a new dimension to virtuosity.
This album provides a rare chance for the Western listener a chance to know deeply the sound of the tabla, a traditional instrument from India that consists of two drums. Alla Rakha and Zakir Hussain are extremely skilled players, and have reached a full mastership of the this, playing a duet with various forms of rhytmic patterns. This is a valuable record for anyone who is interested in Indian music, as well as for tabla students.

Ustad Alla Rakha was born as Allarakha Khan on April 29, 1919 at Phagwal village, near Jammu, 80 km. from Lahore (Pakistan). He became fascinated with the sound and rhythm of the tabla at the age of 12, while staying with his uncle in Gurdaspur. The determined young lad ran away from home, became a disciple of and began studying tabla with Mian Kader Baksh of the Punjab Gharana. By doing this, he was initiated into the world of music. He studied voice and Raag Vidya under Ustad Ashiq Ali Khan of the Patiala Gharana. His regimen of practice and dedication were legendary: hours upon hours of hard, disciplined practice, that would later pay off.

1. Jugalbandi - Taal Chartaal-Ki-Sawari
2. Jugalbandi - Taal Teentaal
3. Jugalbandi - Solo Taal Rupak

FLAC (EAC Rip): 300 MB | MP3 - 320 kbs: 135 MB | Covers

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