Perc Jam (Music Today)
Taufiq Qureshi, youngest son of legendary tabla maestro Ustad Allahrakha and brother of tabla wizard Ustad Zakir Hussain, is an accomplished composer and percussionist in his own right. The 5 tracks on this album provide close to an hour of fine fusion landscapes.
We recommend the tracks “Flight of Freedom” and “Beyond the Seven Seas.” The piece “Madhuti” stands out as well. The lineup includes Niladri Kumar on sitar, Karl Peters on bass, Sridhar Parthasarthy on South Indian percussion, Brasilian percussionist Bondo Fernandez, and Nishad on keyboards.