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Kala Rupa is a melodic exploration of rhythm, if you will. Percussionist Greg Ellis conceived and created a body of work in which the rhythms came first, and out of them were born the melodies. The beats and grooves dictated what would become each individual piece. And rather than title those pieces, Ellis numbered them as forms allowing the listener to enter each landscape with no signposts to pre-shape their experience. At once meditative, entrancing, sensual, and exhilarating, what emerges as Kala Rupa is fairly astonishing. Ellis avoids the pitfall of many percussionists, resisting the urge to overplay or show off his mastery, and he's all the better for it. Most of...
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All Music Guide - Kelly McCartney
Kala Rupa is a melodic exploration of rhythm, if you will. Percussionist Greg Ellis conceived and created a body of work in which the rhythms came first, and out of them were born the melodies. The beats and grooves dictated what would become each individual piece. And rather than title those pieces, Ellis numbered them as forms allowing the listener to enter each landscape with no signposts to pre-shape their experience. At once meditative, entrancing, sensual, and exhilarating, what emerges as Kala Rupa is fairly astonishing. Ellis avoids the pitfall of many percussionists, resisting the urge to overplay or show off his mastery, and he's all the better for it. Most of the album is instrumental, combining drums and other percussion from the world over with bansuri flute and cello. However, "Form 3" and "Form 6" feature the haunting vocal acrobatics of Azam Ali as the abstract interpreter of melody. Kala Rupa is simply a sonic feast try listening through headphones in the tradition of Peter Gabriel's Passion. Whether you have a mild, moderate, or unquenchable affinity for worldbeat, this is an album worth having. Its tastefulness makes it easily enjoyable, but digging through the layers of rhythm will provide hours of fun for even the most hardcore percussion enthusiasts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2001
  • Label: Narada
  • UPC: 724381098028
  • Catalog Number: 10980

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Form 1 (4:55)
  2. 2 Form 2 (4:21)
  3. 3 Form 3 (3:35)
  4. 4 Form 4 (3:22)
  5. 5 Form 5 (4:50)
  6. 6 Form 6 (4:06)
  7. 7 Form 7 (3:39)
  8. 8 Form 8 (3:23)
  9. 9 Form 9 (7:12)
  10. 10 Form 10 (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Greg Ellis Primary Artist
Don Schiff Stick
Cameron Stone Cello
Dan Morris Kanjira, Mridamgam, Tavil
Azam Ali Voices
Ardéchir Kâmkâr Kamanche
Pejman Hadadi Tombak
Technical Credits
Greg Ellis Producer, Engineer
David Mitson Mastering
Dan Pinder Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Primal and fascinating!

    Greg Ellis is a true master of world percussion! In ¿Kala Rupa: Explorations in Rhythm¿ he offers scintillating percussive conversations for frame drums, tabla, tombak, udu, nagara, cajon, karkaba and a host of other rung and beaten instruments from around the globe. Though most of the tracks include some sort of melodic accompaniment--bansuri flute, kamencheh, the exotic voice of Azam Ali, etc.--the true focus here is on the percussion. With different tones, textures and timbres, it creates melodies and harmonies all its own. The intricate and compelling rhythmic patterns change constantly, talking to you like lively friends and telling their evolving story from beginning to end. My personal favorite is track #10, with a joyful beat that just begs to be danced to. If you like the drumming of Greg Ellis, be sure to check out his work with singer Azam Ali as part of the duo Vas. Other recording artists who specialize in world percussion and the magic of rhythm are Mickey Hart and Gabrielle Roth.

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