Ali Akbar Khan Legacy: 16th-18th Century Music From India
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- Released: March 3, 1998
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Ammp Records
JazzTimes - 4/96, pp.63-64"...LEGACY is one of the finest world music recordings of recent years....a set of entrancing arangements of music with a deep, long heritage."
Dirty Linen - 6-7/96, p.61"...consists of eleven 16th Century songs performed with vocalist Srimati Asha Bholse..."
Musician - 5/96, p.99"...Khan and Bhosle complement each other with a sensitivity that a jazz singer and accompanist could only envy..."
Sing Out! - 5-6-7/96, pp.150-151"...The overall effect is quite beautiful and serene and leave4s the listener wanting more. LEGACY is a sublime recording of exquisite music."
The Beat - V.15 #3 1996, p.68"...when any one among LEGACY's songs is over, you can be sure that...you have experienced beauty of the kind that William Blake wrote about....This disc is...the last word in ear candy..."
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Personnel includes: Ali Akbar Khan (sarod); Srimati Asha Bhosle (vocals); Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla).
LEGACY was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.
Personnel: Ali Akbar Khan (sarod); Asha Bhosle (vocals); James Pomerantz (sitar); Kalpana Banerjee, Alam Khan (tanpura); Dan Reiter (cello); Rajan Parrikar (harmonium); Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla).
Audio Mixer: Chris Haynes.
Liner Note Authors: Ken Hunt; Mary Khan.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA; Russian Hill Recording; Skywalker Sound, Maric County, CA.
Photographers: Rana Bose; George Ward.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Jai Uttal; Ali Akbar Khan.
Joining together for the first time, legendary Indian classical musician Ali Akbar Khan and beloved singer Srimati Asha Bhosle present 12 classical pieces from 16th- to 18th-century India for voice, sarode, and tabla. Akbar Khan masterfully handles his sarode and Asha Bhosle's vocals have never sounded better. US fans familiar with Bhosle's pop and cabaret film music will enjoy discovering her traditional side. This 1997 Grammy nominee is a good introduction to the stirring sounds of Indian classical music.
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