On August 12, 2001, Axiom (Palm Pictures) recorded Tabla Beat Science at the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco. Silent Way provided recording equipment, and Tony Brooke was the assistant engineer for the recording. This recording was released on the album "Live in San Francisco at Stern Grove." The members of Tabla Beat Science for this show were Bill Laswell, Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan, Karsh Kale, Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw, DJ Disk, MIDIval PunditZ, and Fabian Alsultany. Oz Fritz was the recording engineer and it was mixed by Bill Laswell.
Allmusic com said of this album, "if genre-defying, boundary-breaking music is your bag, Live in San Francisco at Stern Grove does it better than any live album since Miles Davis' electric period."