Posts Tagged ‘Zakir Hussain’

Live: Zakir Hussain & Niladri Kumar @ The Egg, 11/5/10

Friday, November 12th, 2010
Zakir Hussain and Niladri Kumar

Zakir Hussain and Niladri Kumar

Percussionist Zakir Hussain is a master musician on the tabla – and just about every other piece of percolating percussion that he can lay his hands on. And Niladri Kumar is a virtuoso on the sitar.

Hmmmmmm? Why not put these two magnificent Indian performers on the same stage at the intimate and oh-so-acoustic-friendly Swyer Theatre in The Egg?

What do you get? Well, world-class world-music magic!



INTERVIEW: Edgar Meyer, Bassist Extraordinaire

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Edgar Meyer (right) with Bela Fleck

Edgar Meyer (right) with Bela Fleck

It’s not that bassist Edgar Meyer breaks down boundaries between musical genres. It’s more like he just doesn’t even know that those boundaries exist.

He’s recorded with Yo-Yo Ma, Garth Brooks, Wynton Marsalis, Elton John, Steve Earle, Joshua Bell, the New Grass Revival and James Taylor. To name just a few.

Last year, Meyer released an album of duets with mandolin phenom Chris Thile. This year, he worked with Bela Fleck and Zakir Hussain to compose and perform “The Melody of Rhythm: Triple Concerto & Music for Trio,” which they recorded with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Meyer, Fleck and Hussain (minus the Detroit Symphony) are making a tourstop at The Egg in Albany on Saturday night, and recently Meyer took some time out to chat with about making music:


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