Louiz Banks a source of inspiration to aspiring musicians: Zakir Hussain on jazz legend

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New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) Calling Louiz Banks "a performer of unparalleled genius", tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain has praised the jazz artist for being a source of inspiration to young musicians of all genre in a new book. Husssain, who has written the foreword to the musician's biography, "Louiz Banks: A Symphony of Love", lavished praise on Banks, who turned 80 on Thursday. Written by Ashis Ghatak, the Rupa Publications’ book released Thursday to coincide with Banks' birthday.

“When I think of Louiz, the image that appears in my mind is that of a gentle, legendary giant of, not just the music world, but also art at large,” Hussain wrote in the foreward.