The second act from the Northampton Academy of Music show Mumbai in Massachusetts. Recorded February 2, 2014.
Max ZT – Hammered Dulcimer
Max is lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer” by NPR, and a “Force of Nature” by NY Music Daily, Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument. Taking his roots from classical Irish Folk music, Max has transplanted his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko Griot family, and to Mumbai, India where he received a grant to study under the great Santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. His fresh perspective and experimentalism have been the backbone to beautiful complex and genuine compositions, while his unorthodox playing style has been a pioneering force in revolutionizing dulcimer techniques. He joins Aditya Kalyanpur(Tabla) for what will be a dynamic pairing and incredible representation of the newest and freshest interpretation of this classical genre.
Aditya Kalyanpur – Tabla
Is currently the leader of his fusion band Fuzikk, and a member of the world renowned group Bombay Jazz comprised of jazz legends Larry Coryell, George Brooks and Indian Flute Maestro Pandit Ronu Mazumdar. When he is not touring and performing, Kalyanpur dedicates his time as a music teacher and has founded the New England School of Music (NESOM) in Boston, Massachusetts. As a mark of his true versatility as a musician, Kalyanpur has performed solo for many bands and instrumental groups, including the world famous Rolling Stones and also recorded for their saxophonist, Tim Ries.