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Making Music (Zakir Hussain album)

Making Music
Studio album by Zakir Hussain
Released 1987
Recorded December 1986
Genre Ethno-jazz, world fusion
Length 49:14
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Zakir Hussain chronology
Making Music
Zakir Hussain And The Rhythm Experience

Making Music is an album by Indian tabla player and composer Zakir Hussain featuring Jan Garbarek, John McLaughlin and Hariprasad Chaurasia, recorded in 1986 and released on the ECM label.[1]


  • Reception 1
  • Track listing 2
  • Personnel 3
  • References 4


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 2½ stars stating "World fusion/jazz group falls short of its great potential".[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Zakir Hussain except as indicated
  1. "Making Music" - 12:31
  2. "Zakir" (John McLaughlin) - 6:23
  3. "Water Girl" - 3:52
  4. "Toni" - 3:51
  5. "Anisa" - 9:14
  6. "Sunjog" - 7:36
  7. "You and Me" (Hussain, McLaughlin) - 2:12
  8. "Sabah" - 3:35
  • Recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway in December 1986



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed November 9, 2011
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed November 9, 2011
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