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  Trilok Gurtu w/ Simon Phillips & the NDR Bigband

   21 Spices

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21 Spices

Trilok Gurtu and Simon Phillips have long wanted to make music together. And they did so in May 2010. These two leading drummers worked together within the framework of an NDR Bigband production. Arranged by Wolf Kerschek, directed by Jörg Achim Keller and supported by Michel Alibo on double bass and Roland Cabezas on guitar, this collaboration with the NDR Bigband was musical enjoyment of the first water.

In a mix of studio and live recordings, the album documents for all those who could not attend the programme's premiere at the Drums'n'Percussion Festival in Paderborn on 21st May, 2010, or the Elbjazzfestival in Hamburg the furious energy of a drummers' cooperation which was raised to a new level of tonal diversity and musical refinement through the NDR Bigband's backing. Walter Quintus was responsible for the audiophile sound.


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