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India's Master Musician
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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A must have
S. Karulkar | CA USA | 04/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wish I could have all of the "REMASTERED CDs" that have been released now and perhaps one day I will. But this was the first one I got which started off my Ravi Shankar collection. This is an excellent CD because it gives you five completely different raags including a "dhun" and a "thumri" style. What is great about these old recordings is that Panditji has condensed every raag in a shorter version of a fully blown concert which is usually about an hour long.
Listening to Puriya Dhanashri one is automatically taken to an evening setting. My favourite in this CD is the raag "Charu Keshi" I haven't experienced such a beautiful introduction to a raag, there is so much in the first five or six seconds of this piece that I could hear just that again and again.
If you hear any poor digital remastering, you are not paying attention."
Ravi on fire
happydogpotatohead | New Orleans, LA USA | 05/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
""India's Master Musician" is a showcase for Shankar at his fiery best. Like other reviewers have commented, if you buy this CD for meditation purposes or as background music you're going to be severely disappointed, because on this CD, to use a bit of guitarist slang, Ravi "shreds" unapologetically. He obviously is in control of his instrument here and wants to show it. Yet he does so without sacrificing taste and style. This would be a great CD to introduce someone to Indian classical music. And strange as it may sound, anyone who is a fan of jam bands or jazz improvisation should immediately connect to this. The music here, although coming from only three instruments, shows a lot of pure energy but is also quite subtle. You can listen to this and get something out of it on a lot of levels. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in exploring Indian music, or Ravi Shankar, for the first time. The (relatively) short pieces combined with the high energy level and the excellence of performance make for a must-have recording for anyone."
S. Karulkar | 03/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have almost all of the cd's in the Ravi Shankar collection. And this is by far my favorite. Most of the disc is up-tempo, so it's not a album for meditation. This cd has alot of energy and Chatur Lal on tabla is amazing. This one's a mainstay in my cd player."