Ali Akbar Khan - Indian Architexture


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Total download size: 4.47GB

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Recorded straight to 1-inch analog tape on a custom-built, all-triode tube recording chain. Mastered direct to DSD on a Sonoma system by Chris Rice and authored by Gus Skinas.  

"With this recording, the prize for the listener is to be taken through every emotion, Khansahib knows the terrain, let him drive." — Ry Cooder.

"True music of the spirit, recorded with the sonic truth of vacuum tubes in this age of computer chips, compulsory listening, lest we forget where its at." — Keith Jarrett, Commemorating The 70th Birthday of Padmavibhushan Dr. Ali Akbar Khan.

The doyen of Hindustani music, and one of the world's greatest musicians, creates four spellbinding rags that are destined to become part of the world's musical heritage. Tabla accompaniment by the outstanding Swapan Chaudhuri. Rags — Alam Bhairav, Megh-Sarang, Durga and Hemant. Please note: This was originally released as a 2-CD set; each of the four tracks is roughly a half-hour long.

1. Rag Alam Bhairay (28:09)
2. Rag Hemant (28:55)
3. Rag Megh - Sarand (28:44)
4. Rag Durga (26:43)

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

The master of sarod

posted on 03/04/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Isaac
The only things that most westreners know about Indian classical music is Ravi Shankar and the sitar. There are many other great musicians and instruments unique to Indian music. Ali Akbar Khan was a master of the sarod. This album catches him at his peak of expressiveness and subtlety. If you have ever enjoyed listening to Ravi Shankar, you will enjoy this as well. As always, the sound quality from Water Lily is beyond reproach. Fantastic album, anyone that enjoys sublime solo performances will enjoy this.

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