Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Best of the best!
Steve | Bozeman, MT United States | 07/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This recording is not only on my top ten list of recordings that I would take to a desert island, it is also one of two recordings of Indian classical music that I recommend unconditionally to friends and listeners to my radio show who want to get started in exploring the music of India. Hariprasad Chaurasia's recordings are all exceptional - most are even stunning - but this particular performance by Hari-ji enters into a realm of sublime magic that enthralls with each and every listening. It is doubtful that any other recording of bansuri (bamboo flute of India) will ever come close to this performance. Enjoy!"
Great performance - poor recording
Kokapelli 108 | Santa Fe, NM | 06/08/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I had 'Four Dhuns' and 'Call of the Valley' and was looking for more from this great master. While I agree with the other reviewer that this is an excellent, even magnificent performance, the person in charge of the recording mix did a real diservice to us all. The effect is one of having the tamburas right in your face while you are hearing the master playing in another room. As a musician I have a difficult time understanding why the mix is so poor.
I have found you can mitigate this somewhat by playing the cd in a low quality 'boom box' type player. I don't mean to play it loud, but take advantage of the low fidelity and point it away from your listening point of reference. In this case, the poor mix is not as noticeable.
The mix of 'Four Dhuns' is far superior, and also on 'Call of the Valley,' even though this is a much older recording. Either of these highly recommended."