Essential! Third release from the always ace Lisbon imprint Padre Himalaya, featuring master percussionist Mohammad Reza Mortazavi’s intricate Persian polyrhythms.
At the age of just 20 Mohammad Reza Mortazavi was considered by many as the world’s best tombak player - the tombak is a drum considered the principal percussion instrument of Persian music. In the course of his career he developed over 30 new striking and finger techniques(!) and revolutionised the traditional way of playing (though apparently not always to the joy of the old masters).
...If you ever see tickets for Mortazavi playing live you should grab them as this breathtaking experience is not to be missed!
12" vinyl. Released 28 March 2018
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