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Signature Series, Vol. 2
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Signature Series, Vol. 2
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
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All Artists: Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Title: Signature Series, Vol. 2
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ammp Records
Release Date: 10/29/1996
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Far East & Asia, Reggae, India & Pakistan, India
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 723181900227

CD Reviews

This is THE sarod album
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In my opinion, this is THE sarod album to own if you're only going to have one. Khansahib's playing is at an all time high and is absolutely off the scale in the areas of depth, intensity and above all, skill. Sometimes I leave this disc in for days at a time and listen to nothing else. It's just THAT wonderful. The tabla accompaniest is splendid too. Pick it up, you will be pleased!"
An original contribution
Ashok Kanetkar | Pune, India | 05/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Raag Medhavi in Signature series Vol 2 is a creation of the Maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan just as Raag Chandranandan in Vol.1 is also his creation.
This is a superb rendition of a difficult Raag which is a combination of Raagas Hameer and Maluha Kedar, something that only artists of the calibre of Ali Akbar Khan can do. A short alaap is followed by gat in nedium and fast teentaal (a rhythmic cycle of 16 beats)

Thanks to for making all 4 volumes of Signature series available."
Three precious gems
Massimo Coletti | Israel | 10/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The three ragas in this CD are precious jewels, each of which shines with a different color.

I'm a newcomer to Hindustani classical music, but even so I'm able to appreciate the melodic genius of Ali Akbar Khan and the rhythmical genius of Mahapurush Mishra.
Every note, every musical phrase, produced by Ali Akbar Khan from his sarod in these three ragas has an such an incredible sensitivity and dynamical precision that it can literally bring tears to your eyes.
This sensitivity and precision is coupled and enhanced by Mahapurush Mishra's tabla. Indeed, the dialogue between the two is spellbinding.

If you consider that these performances, as in all classical Indian music, are 90% improvised - and not carefully composed and rehearsed an in Western classical music, you are bound to see what a treasure they represent. Every such performance is a one-time event, a real singularity in the musical universe.

This CD is recommended for all lovers of high quality music, not only classical Indian music connoisseurs. Another not less sublime CD in this series is Signature Series, Vol. 4 containing two duets, jugalbandhi's, between Ali Akbar Khan and Nikhil Banerjee, also accompanied on the tabla by Mahapurush Misra, which may be even more exciting and accessible to people not yet familiar with this kind of music."