Tabla Mantra is the latest work from Daniel Paul, tabla master and longtime ambassador of kirtan, the centuries-old Indian practice of devotional chanting. Daniel’s virtuosity is certainly apparent, but this recording comes from a very special place: the deepest recesses of his devotional heart and those of all involved in its creation.
Global vocalist Gina Sala’s astonishing voice caresses the ear with its exotic richness, fueled by her fearless artistry and devotional heart. Bansuri flute master Steve Gorn provides breathtakingly lyrical passages of shimmering beauty. C.C. White’s voice exhibits a passion that will melt the most stubborn of hearts, and provides a luscious counterpart to Gina’s soaring melodies. Jai Uttal, longtime musical compatriot of Daniel, also joins in, along with many others.
"On a scale of one to ten, I would give this CD at least a twelve – I cannot recommend it highly enough. Within the first minute it will entrap your heart with its lush sonic landscape and heartfelt performances. Rarely has music affected me so powerfully and touched me so deeply. " Steve Wacker - Seattle musician