Ali Akbar Khan Then and Now: The Music of the Masters Continues (2-CD)

Then and Now: The Music of the Masters Continues
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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  AMMP 9507

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Ammp Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Mojo (Publisher) - 7/95, p.121
"...couples [MUSIC OF INDIA: MORNING AND EVENING RAGAS] with live recordings of ragas 'Hemant' and 'Hindol-Hem' from November 1994. An incontestable selection of the year in the World Music arena."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Introduction
  • 2.Rag Sindhu Bhairavi
  • Buy for $0.993.Introduction
  • 4.Rag Pilu Baroowa

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Rag Hemant Alap
  • 2.Rag Hindol-Hem Gat

Product Description:

THEN & NOW was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album.
Personnel: Ali Akbar Khan, Chatur Lal, Zakir Hussain.
Personnel: Ali Akbar Khan (sarod); Chatur Lal, Zakir Hussain (tabla).
Liner Note Author: Ali Akbar Khan.
Recording information: New York City Studio (04/??/1955/11/05/1994); Palace Of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (04/??/1955/11/05/1994).
Photographer: John Werner .
Given that sarod virtuoso Ali Akbar Khan ranks among the most respected musicians in the Indian classical music community, it comes as little surprise that this two-CD set is brilliant from start to finish. The first disc is a 1955 recording of a young Khan, brought to America by renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin (who is also credited with discovering the then-unknown Ravi Shankar) to record the first album of Indian classical music ever released in the West. The second disc, recorded live in the mid-'90s, features Khan accompanied by tabla master Zakir Hussain, whose nimble rhythms lead Khan's ragas to dizzying heights of ecstacy. A stirring encapsulation of Khan's 40-year career, Then & Now serves as both a great introduction for those unfamiliar with his work and a suitable addition to any longtime fan's collection. ~ Bret Love
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