Monday, January 17, 2011


Hi all, and a belated happy new year!

First: apologies for being so absent from the blog. I'm in India, practicing and learning.

Second: I am planning a bunch of Jhaptal recordings over the next year. Stay tuned! (Signing up for emails is the easiest way...see the Feedburner form down to the right).

Third: All the Tintal tracks from the first year of the blog are now on one album on Bandcamp, and that album is available as a download. The cover art is by Krishan Jayatunge. (Folks who have downloaded tracks already can replace the cover if they the pic and then 'save as...' then do whatever you do to change album covers)

Yes, I like the old-school street-vibe ;)

Fourth: There now exists an actual, physical CD of all the Tintal from the first year of the blog. It's not for sale yet, but it will eventually be available on the Bandcamp page for all those who don't/won't/can't do the digital thing. (Bandcamp now does physical sales! Huzzah!).

Fifth: The Jhaptal album will be a track-by-track download until it's complete, when it too will get cover art and be an actual CD etc. The album price will be the sum of the minimum individual d/l price, so there's no savings by waiting...get 'em while they're hot!

Tenth: Here is a small gallery of pics from a recent trip to Haridas Vhatkar's Tabla shop in Mumbai. Click here for the gallery. Listen for this drum in upcoming posts!

Haridas Vhatkar

So, thanks for all the support (and patience) over the first year...I know it's taking longer, MUCH longer than my initial, completely unrealistic plan of one Kaida a week, but I'm hooked, and will continue to record long-form classical tabla compositions until I hit 52...then...who knows! 52 Parans? ;)