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Zakir Hussain - The Spirit: A Meeting Rivers Mix

Zakir Hussain - The Spirit: A Meeting Rivers Mix

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This show was 4th in the global classical chart, 18th in the global world chart and 38th in the global jazz chart.

Meeting Rivers presents MR04, ‘Zakir Hussain: The Spirit’.

In episode four of our profile series, we enter the world of rhythm and music with Zakir Hussain, who’s unique ability to bridge North Indian classical and western contemporary music has culminated in a remarkable career, on the classical stage and while exploring genres such as jazz and film soundtracks. Zakir Hussain explains his personal relationship with tradition as having encouraged his innovation, on how music forms its own religion, on becoming unique as an artist and how all endeavours tie back to one concept - the spirit, which beckons us all but embraces few.

Featuring rare archival solos and collaborations with Ustad Alla Rakha, Sultan khan, Pharaoh Sanders and Shakti.

Mixed/produced by Sach Dhanjal and Kam Bhogal. Audio restoration and mastering by Jazz Bhandal.