Known for his work in recent years with Jan Garbarek the great tabla player, drummer, percussionist, konnakol artist Trilok Gurtu returns with a new studio album titled God Is a Drummer dedicated to his guru Ranjit Maharaj.
One of the album tracks 'Holy Mess,' is dedicated to the Second Great Miles Davis Quintet drummer Tony Williams.
On this his 20th recording as a leader Gurtu is joined by trumpeter Frederik Köster, trombonist Christophe Schweizer, keyboardist Sabri Tulug Tirpan and bass guitarist Jonathan Cuniado. Guests include Indian singer Kaplana Patowary, Turkish singer Zara, Turkish violinist Emre Meralli and the North German Junge Norddeutsche Philharmonie, conducted by Wolf Kerschek. Release date is 7 February on Jazzline.