Thursday, May 31, 2007

Mark Nauseef- Sura ,LP,1983,Germany

Although there are many more widely known session drummers than Mark Nauseef, few have lent their talents to as wide a variety of musical styles as Nauseef has over the years. Nauseef has studied numerous percussive styles during his long and winding career, including Javanese gamelan with K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat; Balinese gamelan with I. Nyoman Wenten; North Indian pakhawaj drumming with Pandit Taranath Rao and Pandit Amiya Dasgupta; Ghanaian drumming and dance with Kobla, Alfred Ladzekpo, Dzidzogbe Lawulvi, and C.K. Ganyo; and 20th Century western percussion techniques and hand drumming with John Bergamo and Glen Velez.
Nauseef got his start in the 1970s, as he drummed on recordings by such rock outfits as Elf (a band that featured a preRainbow/Black Sabbath Ronnie James Dio on vocals), a postLou Reed version of the Velvet Underground, the Ian Gillan Band, as a fillin for Thin Lizzy during an Australian tour (which is documented on the Lizzy home video The Boys Are Back in Town), Jack Bruce, Andy Summers, and Gary Moore, among others. But it wasn't long before Nauseef broadened his horizons and began drumming with nonrock artists: Joachim K�hn, Rabih AbouKhalil, Trilok Gurtu, Kyai Kunbul (Javanese gamelan), the Ladzekpo Brothers (Ghanaian music and dance), and the Gamelan Orchestra of Saba (Balinese gamelan).
Since the early 80s, Nauseef has sporadically issued his own solo albums: 1983's Personal Notes and Sura, 1984's WunWun, 1995's Snake Music, and 2000's With Space in Mind. In addition to his percussion talents, Nauseef has also produced other artists, including recordings of traditional Balinese and Javanese music, a few of which later appeared on the compilation CMPIer, Vol. 1: 3000 Series.
- Greg Prato, All Music Guide
This is the 2nd solo LP by Mark Nauseef,with contributions from Joachim Kühn, Markus Stockhausen, Trilok gurtu, Kamalesh Maitra, David Torn nd others.Excellent combination of improvised music,jazz and world music.Highly Recommented!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. Nauseef is a phenomenal musician whose work is too hard to come by.

And this blog is truly remarkable, replete with all sorts of new-to-me genera each time I visit.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this! I don't think it was ever on CD. I have most of what Mark Nauseef has recorded, so this is a welcome addition to my collection.

Anonymous said...

Would love to hear this but the link seems to have gone dead. Maybe because it is available on another site? If not, I'd love to see a repost at your convenience!

Anonymous said...

i too would like to hear but the link is not available