Portrait of Genius

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All Music Guide - Matthew Greenwald
Ravi Shankar has been described as one of the greatest musicians on the planet. This record, one of his classic World Pacific albums, clearly lends credence to that statement. But the thing that makes this record interesting is the fact that it contains a unique fusion of Shankar and his group performing with respected jazz flutist Paul Horn. It's an extremely gratifying combination, and Horn plays with a true jazzman's restraint on the five short selections that open the record. The second half is devoted to one long 20 minute traditional raga, "Raga Multani," in which Shankar's awesome ability and stamina is matched only by that of his ensemble, especially Alla ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matthew Greenwald
Ravi Shankar has been described as one of the greatest musicians on the planet. This record, one of his classic World Pacific albums, clearly lends credence to that statement. But the thing that makes this record interesting is the fact that it contains a unique fusion of Shankar and his group performing with respected jazz flutist Paul Horn. It's an extremely gratifying combination, and Horn plays with a true jazzman's restraint on the five short selections that open the record. The second half is devoted to one long 20 minute traditional raga, "Raga Multani," in which Shankar's awesome ability and stamina is matched only by that of his ensemble, especially Alla Rakha on tabla. Essential for any fan of Shankar or Indian music. Awesome.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/1998
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 724356691827
  • Catalog Number: 66918
  • Sales rank: 96,265

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tala Rasa Ranga (2:55)
  2. 2 Dhun (2:44)
  3. 3 Tabla-Dhwani (4:50)
  4. 4 Song From The Hills (2:58)
  5. 5 Tabla-Tabla Tarang (3:28)
  6. 6 Gat Kirwani (2:37)
  7. 7 Raga Multani (19:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ravi Shankar Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Sitar
Paul Horn Flute
Harihar Rao Tabla Tarang
Alla Rakha Tabla, Tamboura
Technical Credits
Ravi Shankar Adaptation
George Harrison Composer
Sheryl Lutz-Brown Art Direction
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