>> Saturday, May 17, 2008
when people act AT ALL like we should bomb iran (please... gods... no...), i think of my friends there and people like Mohammad Reza Mortazavi. this 30-year old genius has been studying the tombak (or zarb?) since he was 6. it shows. i defy anyone to show me a finer hand drum fill that the one at 7:19 of this incredible 27 minute+ drum solo. that's a challenge... a few of the indian tabla players come close... but they use two drums!
(mp3) Mohammad Reza Mortazavi - "Wind & Fire" from "Wind & Fire"
the full album can be found at welove-music.blogspot.com
to get a taste what you're in for, check this video. but download the track! the video is more of a skill-show and the track is more of a piece of spiritual percussion.