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Pancha Nadai Pallavi
Pancha Nadai Pallavi
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Shankar
Title: Pancha Nadai Pallavi
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 8/1/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Far East & Asia, Reggae, India & Pakistan, India, Jazz Fusion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042284164122

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Larry L. Looney | Austin, Texas USA | 06/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"L. Shankar shows himself on this recording to be a master of both composition and his instrument -- a custom-made, double necked, 10-string violin capable of covering the range from violin to cello. Accompannied by Indian percussion masters Zakir Hussain on tabla and Vikku Vinayakram on ghatam, he takes the listener on an amazing, nearly 1-hour journey into the heart and soul of Indian classcal music. In his hands, the violin sings with the voice of divine inspiration, articulating more than a melody as it nudges and pulls our minds along on its journey. The effect of his vocalizing along with his instrument is absolutely transporting.Shankar's work with John McLaughlin's ensemble Shakti is legendary -- the interplay in that group between his violin and McLaughlin's unbelievable guitar outpourings was enough to take the listener's breath away. On this, as on his other recordings as a leader, his light shines brighter than ever. ECM's production and recording quality is at its usual high level here, letting nothing stand between this incredible music and the ears of the listener.Indian culture has a tradition of deep spirituality that goes back for thousands of years -- and their music has always played an integral role in their spiritual quest. There is a yearning in this music that comes from deep within the soul of the musician, reaching toward god, and, thankfully, touching us along the way."
Music to make you thoughtless
JOHN H SMILEY | Sydney, NSW Australia | 04/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An amazing performance on an extraordianry instrument. I have heard one of Shankar's other Ragam recordings, but this is the one that did it for me. Every time Shankar's melodic line soars upwards, higher and higher, the Kundalini (Motherly energy that flows along the parasympathetic nervous system) seems to respond by rising ever higher every time. Destined to put you in the state of thoughtless awareness. For a bit of extra help, go to"
After listening you will re-emerge floating
JOHN H SMILEY | 01/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If ragas take you to an otherworldly place then you will not be disappointed with this gem. Buy it, play it sparingly and at choice times and your spiritual growth will be enhanced."