Brubeck in Pakistan

The familiar made gloriously weird.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 22, 2011
     Category: Music | Asia

At first I was sure this was going to be a total train wreck. But it was surprisingly good, even if a bit odd.

And that sitar looks pretty expensive and hard to learn to play. I think I counted 18 strings on it. If you count them and only come up with 16 take a closer look. Two of the tuning pegs stick straight up from the neck instead of out the side like the rest. Which also begs the question; just how bloody long does it take to tune one of those monstrosities???

Also, the drummer has some of the fastest fingers I have ever seen.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 07/22/11 at 10:26 PM
Funny, I just mentioned to the wife yesterday that she should get the sitars out as we were going to camp in the city park, and here we have sitar music! A weird, weird old world. 😜
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/23/11 at 05:03 AM
Very cool rendition! I really enjoyed it.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/23/11 at 11:21 PM
i agree with YOGI..
Posted by Waqas Ahmed on 03/20/12 at 01:57 PM
very coolllllllllllll
Posted by funtvzone on 03/25/12 at 12:21 AM
My dad always used to tell me stories about how Brubeck got a degree in music before bothering to learn how to read music. His ear is so good he never needed to. Also, Indian music is oral-based rather than written-based like western music, so I'd think he's uniquely skilled to combine the two.
Posted by Miles on 03/25/12 at 11:40 AM
Foo-kin delicious music. Awesome beat and so tight. Well done.
Posted by Kehaar on 07/10/12 at 08:34 PM
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