The Wire - 2/00, pp.34-5
"...Documents the sarodist at the peak of his abilities, performing slow motion sleight-of-hand, gradually unfolding the shape of 3 ragas with exquisite lyricism..."
Personnel includes: Ali Akbar Khan (sarod).
Contains 3 ragas in the descriptive alap style, performed on the sarod, an Indian string instrument played with a plectrum.
Personnel: Ali Akbar Khan (sarod).
Recording information: Ali Akbar College of Music, Marin County, CA (03/05/1992/03/06/1992).
Unknown Contributor Role: Mary Khan.
This double-disc set contains three examples of Ali Akbar Khan playing alap the very advanced method of playing ragas that is as much a meditational or spiritual experience as it is a musical performance. Shri Rag -- a serious evening raga for the hours of sunset and twilight. It features the qualities of devotion and heroism with a touch of pathos. Pilu Baroowa -- A light-classical (and popular) raga that has a restless and charming mood. It is played in the late afternoon or evening. Ragini Iman Kalyan -- A classic evening raga that is played by most North Indian musicians. It features the moods of peace and devotion, love and joy, with a bit of sadness. ~ All Music Guide