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Vision

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
L. Shankar's Vision is an ethereal tour-de-force -- an oxymoron, perhaps, but an appropriate description of the otherworldly visions he conjures with his manipulations of his 10-string, stereophonic, double-necked, electric violin. The lengthy title track is a solo space journey on his massive instrument, with lots of phasing undercurrents and an aural experience of weightlessness that is rather pleasant. On the other tracks, Shankar is flanked by the hot, piercing Jan Garbarek on saxes and the cool Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet and flugelhorn, who contribute heat and ice to Shankar's textures. "All For You" is a no-man's-land of sound that uses Indian scales and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
L. Shankar's Vision is an ethereal tour-de-force -- an oxymoron, perhaps, but an appropriate description of the otherworldly visions he conjures with his manipulations of his 10-string, stereophonic, double-necked, electric violin. The lengthy title track is a solo space journey on his massive instrument, with lots of phasing undercurrents and an aural experience of weightlessness that is rather pleasant. On the other tracks, Shankar is flanked by the hot, piercing Jan Garbarek on saxes and the cool Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet and flugelhorn, who contribute heat and ice to Shankar's textures. "All For You" is a no-man's-land of sound that uses Indian scales and minimalist repetition. "Psychic Elephant" finds Garbarek and Mikkelborg revolving around Shankar's pizzicato violin, and then the two horn players provide percussion for Shankar's dialogues with himself and Garbarek's growls on the rare bass saxophone. Exotic pan-cultural ingredients and all, Vision is reassuringly easy to listen to, undoubtedly aided by ECM's sweetly reverberant sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/1/2000
  • Label: Ecm Import
  • UPC: 042281196928
  • Catalog Number: 811969
  • Sales rank: 90,930

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All for You (6:36)
  2. 2 Vision (13:44)
  3. 3 Astral Projection (5:47)
  4. 4 Psychic Elephant (11:52)
  5. 5 The Message (7:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shankar Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Track Performer, Percussion, Double Violin
Jan Garbarek Percussion, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Palle Mikkelborg Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Technical Credits
Shankar Composer
Manfred Eicher Producer
Jan Erik Kongshaug Engineer
Petra Nettelbeck Cover Photo
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