Artist Profiles: Bickram Ghosh

Bickram Ghosh

A percussionist of exceptional quality, Bickram Ghosh received his training from his father Shankar Ghosh and the great maestro Gyan Prakash Ghosh. He has accompanied leading artists including Ali Akbar Khan, Ravi Shankar, V.G. Jog and the late Munawar Ali Khan. His work with Tarun Bhattacharya, both in international touring and recording, brought his music to a wider audience in the West.

Bickram Ghosh has accompanied acclaimed Indian classical and world fusion artists, including Dr. Balamurali Krishna, Ajoy Chakraborty, Tarun Bhattacharya, Anoushka Shankar, Ravi Shankar, Tejendra Narayan Majumdar, and Axiom of Choice.

Discography:

Talking Tabla (Music of the World, 1996)
Language of Rhythm: Drumming From North & South India (Music of the World, 1998)
Drums of India: Father and Son (Biswas, 2001)
Definitive Collection- Rhythm & Zen (Sony Music, 2003)
Best of Swar Utsav (Music Today, 2003)
Rhythmscape (Navras, 2003)
Tabla Odyssey (Music Today, 2004)
Pulsating Drums, with Zakir Hussain and Taufiq Qureshi (Music Today/Living Media, 2007)
Drum Invasion (Music Today, 2007)
Beyond Rhythmscape (Sagarika Music, 2007)
Interface, with Rahul Sharma (Thoughtify, 2008)
Folktail (Thoughtify, 2008)
Pride of Bengal- Pandit Shankar Ghosh and Bickram Ghosh (RPG, 2008)
The Kingdom of Rhythm, with Pete Lockett (Saregama, 2009)
Journey with the Master Percussionists of India (Drumzine, 2009)
Decade of Great Fusion 2000-2009 (EMI Virgin, 2009)
Electro Classical (Sony BMG, 2009)
White Note (Sony BMG, 2009)
Tablasphere (Veecon Music & Entertainment, 2010)
Blazing Drums (Times Music, 2011)
Talking Drums: Masters of Percussion (Music Today, 2011)
Tagore Lounge (Veecon Music & Entertainment, 2011)
Transformation (Sony Music, 2011)
Nazrulaana (Times Music, 2013)
The Music Room (Times Music, 2014)
Maya – Bickram Ghosh’s Dedication To Ravi Shankar (East Meets West, 2016)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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