Tabla Love

Tabla Love

A tabla playing woman is depicted in stone sculpture carvings in Bhaja/India from the second century BC. The two drums are a major element in Indian classical music. Since the Sixties, however, musicians from different backgrounds were using the drums for their own purposes as well. 63-minute program with works by Don Cherry and Latif Khan, Geir Jenssen, Robert Ashley, Yoko Ono, and more, produced between 1967 and 2001.

Geir Jenssen – Zhangmu: Crossing A Landslide Area

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

Yoko Ono – O’Wind (Body Is The Scar Of Your Mind)

exploring new song styles (1971, Apple Records)

Don Cherry & Latif Khan – Rhythm 58 1/2

Afro-American Jazz musician meets Indian tabla wizard (rec. 1978, Europa Records)

Alejandro Jodorowsky – Rainbow Room

from the phantasmagoric cult movie The Holy Mountain (1973, ABKCO)

Robert Ashley – The Backyard

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

André Stordeur – Karma

capturing the mood of classical Indian music with a Serge synthesizer (ca. 2000, Sub Rosa)

Terry Riley – Mice

from the soundtrack to Lifespan, a thriller introducing bondage to mainstream audiences (1975, Philips)

Jon Hassell – Tribal Secret

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

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

from the film about guiding a young man through an acid trip (1967, Mercury)

The Zodiac – Libra: The Flower Child

collaborative concept album on the theme of star signs with early Moog synth sounds (1967, Elektra)

Workshop – The House Of Marvick

mid 90s Electronica from Cologne (1995, L’Age D’Or)

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