Sounds like a surreal deal, but anything to do with the Chowmahalla sounds surreal anyway. One artist short of a musical rainbow, this ensemble might just give the palace a run for its regality.
Seagram's 100 Pipers is presenting the all-India tour of Melange 2010 from 20th to 31st October, at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. The Hyderabad leg of the tour will be held on 22nd October, at Chowmahalla Palace.
The event is a music concert featuring 6 musicians from different countries - Trilok Gurtu on the percussions, Nishat Khan on the sitar, Larry Coryell on the guitars, Lili Haydn on the violin, Frank Martin on the keyboards, and Itai Disraeli on the bass.
Trilok Gurtu is an Indian percussionist and composer, who blends Indian classical music with with jazz fusion, world music and other genres. He has released his own albums, and has collaborated with many artists, including Terje Rypdal, John McLaughlin, Jan Garbarek, Joe Zawinul, Bill Laswell, Maria Joao & Mario Laginha, and Robert Miles. Gurtu has garnered a number of prestigious awards and nominations, including Best Overall Percussionist winner, Drum Magazine, 1999; Best Overall Percussionist winner, Carlton Television Multicultural Music Awards, 2001; Best Percussionist winner, Down Beat's Critics Poll for 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002; and Best Asia/Pacific Artist nominee, BBC Radio 3 World for 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Nishat Khan is an Indian sitar player, and son of sur-bahar player Imrat Khan. Khan was born in the mid-1960s in Kolkata. He has performed with musicians on jazz, Gregorian chant, flamenco and Western classical music. In August 2002, Khan performed for the Diet of Japan in Tokyo, and in 2004, at the Crossroads Guitar Festival. Khan is based in Beverly Hills, California, and works as a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Larry Coryell is one of the world's acknowledged guitar masters. He has recorded more than 75 albums over the past 40 years as a band leader, soloist and 'featured accompanist'. He is hailed by fans as one of "the guitar gods" in the late 1970s, and has also been christened as "a true pioneer of rock-jazz fusion" by the New York Times.
Lili Haydn is a violinist, vocalist, composer, and actress. As a child, she pursued a career as an actress, but at the age of 8 she discovered the violin and began to focus on classical music. By the time Haydn was 15, she had played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She played with Qawwali musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Porno for Pyros, Tracy Chapman, The Jayhawks, Brandy, Tony! Toni! Tone!, No Doubt, Tom Petty and other. In addition, she has opened for Sting, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Matchbox 20, Seal, and George Clinton.
Frank Martin, a producer/arranger, is a piano and keyboard player who has performed and recorded with stars that include Sting, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Steve Winwood, Whitney Houston, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Chris Isaak, Andrea Bocelli, Cheryl Crow, Philip Bailey, James Taylor, Joe Cocker, Billy Joel, Madonna and Ricky Martin. Currently, Martin is on staff at the University of California in Berkeley as well as the Jazzschool in Berkeley, California.
Itai Disraeli is a bass player, composer, educator, and multi-instrumentalist with over 30 years of professional experience. He has performed on several television shows, including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He studied with Israeli composer Theodore Holdheim and jazz artists Jaki Byard, Al McKibbon, Art Davis, and James Newton.
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