(Free Press Release) Great Bhet presents the Musical Maestro “Trilok Gurtu” only on IBN-Lokmat

Pune, 24th December, 2011: Someone rightly said that “Music is the poetry of the air”. Trilok Gurtu, a world class virtuoso percussionist, created magic with his music and has attracted a superior set of collaborators over a long career. He is known to be an enigma in India‘s creative sky who has carved his niche in the world of jazz, rock, classical, ethnic and world music. Meet the renowned percussionist and one of the best jazz drummers the world has produced on 24th December 2011, at 9:30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.

Trilok Gurtu was born into a highly musical family in Bombay where his grandfather was a noted Sitar player and his mother Shobha Gurtu, a classical singing star and constant influence. He began to play practically from infancy at the age of six. Eventually Trilok traveled to Europe, joining up with trumpeter Don Cherry (father of Neneh and Eagle Eye) for two years; touring worldwide with Oregon, the highly respected jazz group and was an important part of the quartet that L. Shankar led with Jan Garbarek and Zakir Hussain. In 1988 Trilok performed with his own group, finally being able to present his compositions on the debut album “Usfret”. World music has become an established genre in which Trilok has further “ploughed his own furrow” with his own group to great effect. In 1993 Trilok toured his own trio in support of the album “The Crazy Saints”, which featured not only Joe Zawinul but also Pat Metheny. Audiences were enthralled by his compositions that linked subtle Indian rhythms and Indian singing with elements of modern jazz and rock.

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.

To know more about this musical maestro, watch Great Bhet on Saturday, 24th December at 9:30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.

You can also watch a repeat of this episode on Sunday, 25th December 2011 at 12 pm and 5:30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.

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