PERCUSSIONIST OF THE YEAR 2015 - USA DRUM MAGAZINE
Pete Lockett is one of the most versatile
multi-percussionists in the world and is regularly voted in the top percussionists of the moment. He has immersed himself in percussion
and drums from every part of the globe, from Indian to Arabic and from
Japanese to Latin.He has toured worldwide as a solo artist and has more than fifteen CD releases to his name. The wide range of artists he’s worked with
reflects the diversity of his playing, inc:
Björk, Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant,
Dido, Jeff Beck, Bill Bruford, David Torn, Steve Gadd, Vikku Vinayakram, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Jasraj, Selva Ganesh, Ustad
Zakir Hussain, Zohar Fresco, The Verve, Steve Smith, Texas, Damien Rice,
Craig Armstrong, Bernard Butler, U Shrinivas, Ronan Keating,
Nitin Sawhney, Evan Dando, Adrian Sherwood, Afro Celt Sound
System, Vanessa-Mae, David Arnold, Evelyn Glennie, Errol Brown, Jarvis
Gallagher, Pet Shop Boys, Beth Orton, Bickram Ghosh, Hari Haran, Mel C,
A R Rahman, Eumir Deodato, Mike Mainieri, BBC concert orchestra, DJ
Judge Jules, Sinead O'Connor and lots more!
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Bill Bruford and Steve Smith comment on
You’re never going to meet anyone quite like Pete Lockett, with that
kind of ability and energy. He’s a force of nature. Once you see the musical light from the point of view of
someone like Pete, who has a very advanced sense of Indian rhythm, there
are all kinds of interesting things you can bring to Western music. Pete and I
come at it from different angles, but we are both aware that there are
some wonderful rhythms out there.
I think in twenty-five years’ time, kids will be learning Indian
classical rhythms and learning to vocalize them and clap in the Indian
tradition as much as they’ll be doing Western drum rhythms for their
basic drum instruction. I think the world will be a whole lot better
place as a result of that. And I think everybody will say, “Oh, I
remember Pete Lockett started all this.”
Pete is a friend, inspiration,
teacher and collaborator. As one of a few musicians who is a virtuoso in
both North Indian and South Indian percussion, his abilities on the
tabla (from the North Indian Hindustani tradition) and kanjira and
konnakol (from South Indian Carnatic music) are world-class.
Significantly, Pete is not only acknowledged and appreciated by
Westerners, but he has been accepted into the rarefied circle of
maestros of both North and South Indian percussion, no easy feat!
I like the fact that Pete has taken his knowledge of Indian instruments,
rhythms and techniques, along with his innate knowledge of Western music
and has applied these skills into a unique “world-view” of percussion.
This inclusive approach incorporates rhythms and percussion instruments
from around the globe. Pete has the kind of high-level musicianship that
is a universal language, crossing all boundaries of style or culture. I look forward to more collaborations and lessons with Pete!
man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic—the
man who actually does the work, not the
man who only talks or writes about how it ought to be done." Theodore
“The imagination is only free when fear of error is temporarily laid
aside”. Toffler; Future Shock.
"Don't seek to merely follow in the
footsteps of men of old. Seek what they sought"
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his
skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and
if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes
more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Nelson
Mandela; Long Walk to Freedom
"No emotion, any more than a
wave, can long retain its individual form" Henry Ward Beecher"
Possessed by delusion, a man
toils""Be loyal to your innermost
truth. Follow the way when all others abandon it and walk the path of
your own heart"
"The creator is both detached and
committed, free and yet ensnared, concerned but not too much so. If
motivation is too strong the person is blinded if the objective
situation is too tightly structured, the person sees none of its
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