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date: 05 June 2020

Roy, Badal [Choudhury, Amerendra Roy]locked

  • Barry Kernfeld


[Choudhury, Amerendra Roy]

(b East Pakistan [now Bangladesh], c1945). Pakistani tablā player. He received some lessons from his uncle but was mainly self-taught. Late in 1968 he moved to the USA to undertake graduate work in statistics at New York University and began playing jazz-rock in clubs in New York, often with John McLaughlin; he recorded two tracks on the guitarist’s album My Goal’s Beyond (1970, Douglas 9). Having gained a master’s degree he began doctoral work, but he abandoned this in order to tour and record with Miles Davis (1972–c1974); he also recorded with Pharoah Sanders (1972) and Lonnie Liston Smith (1973). Between 1973 and 1976 Roy was a member of Dave Liebman’s group Lookout Farm, with which he toured Europe, India, and Japan and made a number of recordings (including the album Sweet Hands, 1975, A&M Hor. 702); during the same period he performed and recorded with Frank Tusa (...

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Journal of Musicology
Jazz Times (Washington, 1980-)