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Plays Alap
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Plays Alap
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
  •  Track Listings (2) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (1) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Title: Plays Alap
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ammp Records
Original Release Date: 5/10/1993
Re-Release Date: 6/24/1997
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Far East & Asia, Reggae, India & Pakistan, India
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 723181930323

CD Reviews

2 CD's -- A lifetime of music to be moved by
Nirav R. Bhakta | San Francisco, CA United States | 06/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"North Indian classical music, and music in general, at its best. Words cannot describe the effect of every single note Ustad Ali Akbar Khan plays. But I'll try. Moving, out of this world, mind-boggling, a story in the making. He takes you into another realm. He unfolds the ragas slowly, just a couple of notes at time, letting himself and you absorb everything the music has to offer--the whole point of the alap. It is pure joy to be able to hear him play such long alaps. It is rare to hear it on a recording. The ragas on this CD convey very deep emotions. Shri Rag will keep you shaking your head in amazement. You will treasure all three alaps. They are easily worth their weight in gold. This recording makes me want to stop everything else, put a CD on, sit down, and just listen."
Genius of Ali Akbar
Nirav R. Bhakta | 06/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As one one of the greatest living musicians of our time, this superb recording re-confirms Ali Akbars genius. His total mastery of the instrument together with sublime control of the notes makes this rare rendering of Pilu Baroowa a master piece. Although the piece is meant to be light, Khansahib develops the raag with the detail and attention that he would a grand raag such as Darbari or Bageshree. Amazing is that the quality of the recording, simply fantastic. This CD must be included into your collection."