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Taj Mahal – Live At The Blue Note

While performing live at the iconic Blue Note in New York, photographer Jeffrey Geller captures Taj Mahal. Doing what he does best, performing the Blues live.  Mahal is one of the most eclectic blues musicians. By combining traditional elements with world music. As well as growing up in a musical household with his father being an accomplished Afro-jazz pianist. Furthermore, he listens to radio broadcasts from around the world that helps spark his creativity and appreciation for all music styles.

Likewise, he adapts his stage name in the late 50’s after having a dream about Gandhi and social justice.  In 1964, after moving to California, Taj Mahal forms the band Rising Sons. Along with a very young yet promising musician who later goes on to be very successful, Ry Cooder. Taj has traveled all over the globe, bringing his positive vibes and amazing music everywhere he goes. At 76 years old, this legend is still performing live and releases an album with musician, Keb’ Mo’ in 2017.

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Photo Credits:

DP29K4 – May 24, 2006; NY, USA; TAJ MAHAL performs live in concert at the Blue Note in New York. Photo by Jeffrey Geller

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