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Hussain Zakir

Musicians or bands:

John Mac Laughlin, Shakti, Ali Akbar Khan, Ravi Shankar, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Peter Erskine, Pharoa Sanders, Bill Laswell, Jan Garbarek, Trilok Gurtu

Biography and commentary:

Zakir Hussain (born 1951), son of the great percussionist Ustad Alla Rakha (they will record memorable duets and Ustad recorded a duet with Buddy Rich), is an Indian hand percussionist (tabla) who played with contemporary Indian masters and jazz virtuosos (first with John McLaughlin: "Shakti", 1975, formed after the dissolution of the "Mahavishnu Orchestra"), without betraying the quality of his playing. Indian percussion is also with oral transmission.

Marc De Douvan, publication in French: January 3, 2006 (for the translation in English: July 12, 2015)

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