Timeless Taaleem: A Tribute to Ustad Allarakha (Ninaad Music)
This album is a beautiful tribute to the late great tabla maestro Ustad Allarakha by his son Fazal Qureshi. There are 5 tracks on this album, most of which are solo performances on the tabla along with some of Qureshi’s students. A few pieces include percussion chants, and the piece ‘Retro Tabla’ also has fusion with guitar and drums.
Ustad Allarakha played a pioneering role in bringing the tabla international stature and respect. His work lives on through his countless recordings, and the activities of the Ustad Allarakha Institute of Music. He was a disciple of Mian Qader Baksh of the Punjab Gharana.