Tabla Love – Apart From Indian Classical Music

A tabla playing woman is depicted in stone sculpture carvings from the second century in Bhaja/India. The two drums are a major element in Indian classical music. Since the sixties, however, musicians from other backgrounds are using the drums for their purposes as well.

54-minute program with works by Geir Jenssen, Jon Hassell, Robert Ashley, Yoko Ono, and more, produced between 1967 and 2001.

Featured cover art: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain (OST)

Geir Jenssen – Zhangmu: Crossing A Landslide Area

field-recording from the Nepalese/Tibetan border (rec. 2001, Ash International)

Alejandro Jodorowsky – Rainbow Room

composed by Don Cherry, this is from the phantasmagoric cult movie The Holy Mountain (1973, ABKCO)

Yoko Ono – O’Wind (Body is The Scar of Your Mind)

exploring new song styles (1971, Apple Records)

Robert Ashley – The Backyard

trance inducing monologue (1977, Lovely Music, Inc.)

Jon Hassell – Cobra Moon

conceptual blend of traditional music with Western forms and electronics (1978, Tomato)

Psycho Baba – Tablovedubla Tablovedubla Tablovedubla Pt.4

paying homage to traditional Indian music from Japan (1999,Japan Overseas)

Dr. Timothy Leary – Epilogue (Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out)

soundtrack for guiding a young man through an acid trip (1967, Mercury)

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