Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain @ SF Jazz | 10/21/17

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Sat, 10/28/2017 - 1:00 pm

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain has done far more for the craft than any predecessor of the instrument. Hussain crossed over into experimental Western music with groups like Shakti (alongside John McLaughlin and L. Shankar) and with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart in the classic World percussion releases Rolling Thunder, Diga and later Planet Drum. Still nothing has prepared followers of Hussain’s illustrious career for his marvelous group Cross Currents.