I was very fortunate to have studied tabla with Satwant Singh. Satwant studied with some of the best tabla players including Alla Rakha who recorded and toured with Ravi Shankar through out his career. I remember Satwant telling me about a recording session he did with Susan and Terry Jacks.  At the time they didn't have a bass player so Satwant played the bass parts with his left hand on the baya.  This gave the band a unique sound and these recordings went on to become number one hit singles.  Studying with Satwant was truly an honor and inspired me to keep on drumming.