Bumping this thread up too, in the context of the great mridanga vidwans we have been discussing.
Here is a beautiful recording of BMK/MSG/TVG (all very young in their thirties) with this immortal Nannu kanna thalli.https://soundcloud.com/ramesh-balasubra ... nna-thalli
TVG's nadham, his thoppi usage, sarva laghu and anticipation of sangatis. All superb!
Just to illustrate the timelessness of this music, compare with this octagenarian TVG with octagenarian BMK from earlier this year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZTFi1EQS6Q
It is really something when musicians have a 50+ year history of collaboration!