Ustad Shaukat Hussain - Ustad Miyan Shaukat Hussain Khan Sahib-Punjabi Lakshmi Taal (10.5 beats)
Tabla solo by Ustad Miyan Shaukat Hussain Khan Sahib in a 10.5 beat time cycle (known as Punjabi Lakshmi Taal). Amazing playing by the maestro who, as displayed in this Tabla solo, was a phenomenal and complex mathematician in theoretical Tabla and an expert in melody which can be heard in the tonal quality and sur in his hands. Ustadji was a disciple of Pandit Heeralal Ji and Ustad Miyan Qadir Baksh. He is noted as the greatest Tabla player of Pakistan and is often referred to as the Emperor of Tabla. Some of his most famous disciples include Ustad Sajjad Ali, Ustad Raza Shaukat, Ustad Ajmal Hussain, Ustad Jimmy Khan, and the famous Ustad Tari Khan. Ustadji was instrumental in the art of accompaniment, both for Ghazals and classical and semi-classical music. He set the standard for Tabla players all over the world. Ustadji's prowess over Tabla solo is still a refreshing treat for Tabla connoisseurs. Special thanks to Ally Adnan Ji for the wonderful pictures taken from the Facebook page "USTAD MIYAN SHAUKAT HUSSAIN KHAN".