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Trilok Gurtu

perc, dr, tab, *1951 IN, Mumbai
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Trilok Gurtu (born 30 October 1951 in Bombay) is a son of Shobha Gurtu is a percussionist and vocalist from India, now based in Hamburg, Germany. He names John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and The Supremes as early influences while still living in India. He first started travelling western countries in 1973. He has been an important figure for connecting Eastern and Western musical traditions both in Jazz and World Music styles.

  • Percussion
  • Drums
  • Tablas
  • Vocals
  • Congas
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Folk
  • Rock
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Piece of Five on 21 Spices by Trilok Gurtu, Simon Phillips & NDR Bigband
Soul Driven on Miles Gurtu by Robert Miles & Trilok Gurtu
Beaucoup on 21 Spices by Trilok Gurtu, Simon Phillips & NDR Bigband
Xenon on Miles Gurtu by Robert Miles & Trilok Gurtu
Small World - Reprise on Miles Gurtu by Robert Miles & Trilok Gurtu
Wearing Masks on Miles Gurtu by Robert Miles & Trilok Gurtu
Golden Rust on Miles Gurtu by Robert Miles & Trilok Gurtu
Josef Erich on God Is a Drummer by Trilok Gurtu
Broken Rhythms on 21 Spices by Trilok Gurtu, Simon Phillips & NDR Bigband
Maya on The Beat Of Love by Trilok Gurtu

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Crazy Saints LiveTrilok Gurtu2015Album
Drums On FireTrilok Gurtu, Chad Wackerman, Michael Shrieve2015Album
Crazy Saints / BelieveTrilok Gurtu2014Compil.
Bad Habits Die Hard & The GlimpseTrilok Gurtu2014Album
SpellboundTrilok Gurtu2013Album
21 SpicesTrilok Gurtu W/ Simon Phillips + The NDR Big Band2011Single
MassicalTrilok Gurtu2009Album
Wall Of Light - Music For Sean ScullyMauricio Sotelo - Trilok Gurtu, Juan Manuel Cañizares, Marcus Weiss, Miquel Bernat, MusikFabrik2008Album
Twenty Years Of Talking Tabla: The DefinitiveTrilok Gurtu2007Compil.
ArkeologyTrilok Gurtu / Arkè String Quartet2006Album
FarakalaTrilok Gurtu & The Frikyiwa Family2005Album
Broken RhythmsTrilok Gurtu2004Album
Miles_GurtuRobert Miles _ Trilok Gurtu2004Album
Izzat - The Remix AlbumTrilok Gurtu2003Compil.
Izzat - The Remix AlbumTrilok Gurtu2003Compil.
RemembranceTrilok Gurtu2002Album
Planet Earth Mix / MayaTrilok Gurtu2002Album
Trio, Live In ConcertTerje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous & Trilok Gurtu2001Album
Neandertal GroovesEspoo Big Band Featuring Trilok Gurtu2001Album
The Beat Of LoveTrilok Gurtu2001Album
GraceKetil Bjørnstad Featuring Eivind Aarset, Arild Andersen, Jan Bang, Anneli Drecker, Trilok Gurtu, Bendik Hofseth2001Album
MayaTrilok Gurtu2001Album
3 Songs From African FantasyTrilok Gurtu2000Album
EsperantoLalo Schifrin, WDR Big Band Köln, Trilok Gurtu, James Morrison, Don Byron, Gregory Hutchinson, Sydney Thiam, Néstor Marconi, Simon Stockhausen, Jean-Luc Ponty2000Album
African FantasyTrilok Gurtu1999Album
KathakTrilok Gurtu / The Glimpse1998Album
CorMaria João & Mário Laginha Featuring Trilok Gurtu, Wolfgang Muthspiel1998Album
GanapatiTrilok Gurtu And The Glimpse Featuring Neneh Cherry1998Single
The Trilok Gurtu CollectionTrilok Gurtu1997Compil.
The GlimpseTrilok Gurtu1996Album
Tabla Tarang - Melody On DrumsKamalesh Maitra, Trilok Gurtu1996Album
Bad Habits Die HardTrilok Gurtu1996Album
Live In Europe 1991John McLaughlin Trio, John McLaughlin, Dominique Di Piazza, Trilok Gurtu1993Album
Crazy SaintsTrilok Gurtu1993Album
Living MagicTrilok Gurtu1991Album
Festival de Lille - Novembre 1990Michel Portal, David Liebman, Trilok Gurtu, Mino Cinelu1990Album
AdfaJonas Hellborg Featuring Trilok Gurtu1989Album
"Usfret"Trilok Gurtu1988Album
Watching You / Song For EveryoneShankar With Jan Garbarek, Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu1985Album
World-Music-MeetingHozan Yamamoto / Charlie Mariano / Juán José Mosalini / Krzesimir Dębski / Alfred Harth / Karl Berger / Peter Kowald / Ken Johnson / Ponda O'Bryan / Trilok Gurtu / Barry Altschul1985Single
Neue WegePeter Finger Mit Charlie Mariano Und Trilok Gurtu1984Album
SandhyaMatthias Frey, Trilok Gurtu1981Album
Sunday PalaverFamily Of Percussion & Guests - Peter Giger / Trilok Gurtu / Doug Hammond / Tom Nicholas & Wolfgang Dauner / Alan Skidmore1980Album
Часть 1-2Trilok GurtuAlbum
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