Wikipedia : This day (October 30, 1951), in Mumbai, India, is born Trilok Gurtu, an Indian percussionist and composer.
Trilok Gurtu : A world class, virtuoso percussionist, now in his mid fifties, Trilok has attracted a world class set of collaborators over a long career; these started with John Stipe in whose trio, Trilok flourished as the featured soloist for 4 years, other jazz greats continued this path – Joe Zawinul, Jan Garbarek, Don Cherry, Bill Evans, Pharoah Sanders, Dave Holland were all attracted to Trilok’s burning sense of rhythm.
@drummerworld : When Trilok hit the live performance circuit in 2000 and 2001 with his new group of 3 Indians and 2 Africans, sales of cds zoomed way over those of previous recordings. Audiences saw the group with special guest appearances by Nitin Sawhney, Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita and The Beat Of Love producer Wally Badarou in New York and London.
@last.fm : Trilok Gurtu was born into a highly musical family in Bombay, India where his grandfather was a noted Sitar player and his mother Shobha Gurtu, a classical singing star and constant influence. He began to play practically from infancy at the age of six. Eventually Trilok traveled to Europe, joining up with trumpeter Don Cherry (father of Neneh and Eagle Eye) for two years; touring worldwide with Oregon, the highly respected jazz group and was an important part of the quartet that L. Shankar led with Jan Garbarek and Zakir Hussain.
Audio : Folded Hands . Om . Balahto . Maya . Cherry Town . Baba . Peace Of The Five Elements . Ingoma . Dea . Kermansah .
Video : Trilok Gurtu Band (2012) . w/ Marcus Miller – Balahro (2011) . Live in Sines (2007) . African Fantasy (2005) . w/ Joe Zawinul – Live in Italy (1994) . Live in London (1995) . w/ John Mc Laughlin Trio – Jazz Theme (1989) . w/ Joe Zawinul – Orient Express .