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Reviewers: Don Mather, Dick Stafford, Marc Bridle, John Eyles, Ian Lace, Colin Clarke


Rypdal, Vitous & Gurtu

Live in Concert

TDK Jazz Club





  1. The Return per Uhr
  2. Centers/Genie
  3. Improvisations/Goose Bumps
  4. Baba
  5. Mountains
  6. Clouds in the Mountain

Terje Rypdal – Guitar

Miroslav Vituos – Bass

Trilok Gurtu – Percussion

This is a live concert recording from Jazz Open Stuttgart in 1994. The group are billed as masters of jazz-fusion. They aim to fuse subtle Indian rhythms with elements of modern jazz and rock. The concert was conceived to illustrate the common musical ground shared between different cultures.

The problem with fusion is that whilst the desire is to take the best elements of each musical form, it is very easy for it to start to combine the worst elements. This group are probably more successful than most Trilok Gurtu, certainly brings many new facets to the music with some interesting percussion work.

No doubt fans of fusion will enjoy this, but it was not for me.

Don Mather


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