Superstar drummer/percussionists Russ Miller and Pete
Lockett, team up for a unique collaborative effort in, “Rhythm-Sphere”.
Pete is one the world’s most prolific multi-percussionists
and specializes in instruments and rhythms derivative of India. Russ is one of
the top session drummers in the world. He has a passion for “stretching out”
and has been involved with playing Indian music with top Indian musicians, like
Dr. L. Subramaniam and Kavita Kurishnamuphy for several years.
The duo teams up for their first effort “Rhythm-Sphere”, on
R.M.I. Records. This distinctive musical journey, weaves the Carnatic
traditions, with modern western grooves and sounds. Russ brings a new flavor to
this music with his colorful and powerful drumming approach. The album features
Rajhesh Vaidhya, an incredible Veena player, originally from Tamil Nadu, India.
Rajhesh is best known for his modern style of Veena playing mixed with
technology, like distortion pedals and delays. Just about everyone who has ever
listened to a radio or gone to the movies, has heard these legendary musicians
play. Each player has played on hundreds of albums and movie soundtracks.
Rhythm-Sphere is an amazing opportunity to hear these talented artists in a
freedom of expression. The album contains ten new original compositions and
features several Indian singers and musicians.