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pbercker

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In an interview Zakir Hussain spoke about his father Alla Rakha, and emphasized the point that throughout his life he always had a very child-like playful spirit that seems to me nicely captured in this "groovy" 60's painting of Alla Rakha from an old LP I have.

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Moreover this playful spirit is also nicely captured in this short percussion ensemble led by Alla Rakha composed for Ravi Shankar's 1964 vinyl record "Portrait of a Genius". I transferred this from an LP several years ago, and you still hear the needle as it plops down on the record!

enjoy!




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That album cover doesn't match the recording.
I bought that album about 25 to 30 years ago(for about $5). That particular album has U. Alla Rakha playing tabla solo in 3 taals.

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That album cover doesn't match the recording.
I bought that album about 25 to 30 years ago(for about $5). That particular album has U. Alla Rakha playing tabla solo in 3 taals.
Do note that as I wrote above, Alla Rakha performed this piece for Ravi Shankar's vinyl LP "Portrait of a Genius". (which I own).

I did not explicitly name the LP above since it is evidently named "Alla Rakha: Tabla". Hence a different LP. (which I also own).

I guess I did not make clear that two vinyl LPs are involved here.

In any case, to my way of thinking, the recording certainly matches the "spirit" of the picture above, would you not agree?

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Yes some nice dhatete stuff I liked -
Enjoyed your funky colourful animation too Pascal - you're getting good at this !!

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pbercker

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Yes some nice dhatete stuff I liked -
Enjoyed your funky colourful animation too Pascal - you're getting good at this !!
Just a bit of light hearted stuff ... I really should be practicing tabla instead!

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Bhagi

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Originally Posted by "Bhagi"
That album cover doesn't match the recording.
I bought that album about 25 to 30 years ago(for about $5). That particular album has U. Alla Rakha playing tabla solo in 3 taals.
Do note that as I wrote above, Alla Rakha performed this piece for Ravi Shankar's vinyl LP "Portrait of a Genius". (which I own).

I did not explicitly name the LP above since it is evidently named "Alla Rakha: Tabla". Hence a different LP. (which I also own).

I guess I did not make clear that two vinyl LPs are involved here.

In any case, to my way of thinking, the recording certainly matches the "spirit" of the picture above, would you not agree?

Pascal
Yes it really does. Thanks for posting it. The tabla solos that are in the LP pictured are really good. The dadra is really good.

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pbercker

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In any case, to my way of thinking, the recording certainly matches the "spirit" of the picture above, would you not agree?

Pascal
Yes it really does. Thanks for posting it. The tabla solos that are in the LP pictured are really good. The dadra is really good.
Unfortunately I've not heard those pieces on that LP in years since I never go around to recording them on my computer, and I'm not sure I have a working turn-table anymore! Would you by chance have those digitized? I'd love to hear the dadra.

Pascal

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