Bridges: Best of Private Music Recordings

Bridges: Best of Private Music Recordings

by Ravi Shankar
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Bridges: Best of Private Music Recordings

Presenting the best of maestro Ravi Shankar's cross-cultural experiments, Bridges paints an especially handsome portrait of the sitar master now into his seventh decade of performance. His stint with the Beatles et al., and at Woodstock and the Monterey Pop Festival have made one aspect of Shankar's East-West career the stuff of legend. But far more satisfying have been his recordings with composer Philip Glass, his striking Russian-influenced Inside the Kremlin, and his fusion free-for-all Tana Mala, which featured George Harrison, Al Kooper, and banks of electronic instrumentation. Collecting tracks from each of these recordings, Bridges is a friendly primer for Shankar's more rigorous collaborations. The Russian numbers in particular are of transcendent beauty; "Shanti Mantra" and "Sandhya Raga" showcase an Indian contingent including Shankar, his late son Shubho, and stars Tarun Battacharya, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ronu Majumdar, and others along with a Russian chorus and chamber orchestra. "Prashanti" and "Ragas in Minor Scale," from Shankar's Passages album, are based on themes from Glass, and they form a neat, sui generis style. Paired with Shankar's early West Meets East with Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Bridges is a fine sampling of Shankar at his most ambitious.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/15/2001
Label: Rca Victor
UPC: 0019341158226
catalogNumber: 11582
Rank: 22043

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ravi Shankar   Primary Artist,Sitar
Kooper   Guitar
Brown   Viola
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt   Guitar
Seymour Barab   Cello
Ray Cooper   Marimbas
Barry Finclair   Violin,Viola
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Jack Kripl   Flute,Soprano Saxophone
Beverly Lauridsen   Cello
Batia Lieberman   Cello
Markandeya Mishra   Tabla
Ramesh Mishra   Sarangui
Patrick O'Hearn   Bass
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Richard Peck   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Lenny Pickett   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Harihar Rao   Vocals,Tanpura
Alan Raph   Trombone
Michael Riesman   Piano
Sergiu Schwartz   Violin
Ron Sell   French Horn
Richard Sortomme   Viola
Masako Yanagita   Violin,Viola
Frederick Zlotkin   Cello
Mayuki Fukuhara   Violin
Jean Gagne   Voices
Ric Parnell   Electric Drums
Ronu Mazumdar   Flute
Suresh Lalwani   Violin
Swapan Choudhuri   Tabla
Ratna Mala   Vocals
Partha Sarathy   Veena,Sarod
Kailash Sharma   Flute
Shubhendra Rao   Sitar
Ravindra Sathe   Vocals
Balachandra Joshi   Percussion
Abhiman Kaushal   Tabla
Tim Baker   Violin

Technical Credits

Suresh Lalwani   Arranger,Writer
Claude-Henry Joubert   Composer

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Bridges: Best of Private Music Recordings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GCDF More than 1 year ago
With less empahsis on rythmic elements (syncopation), the domination of the sitar allows the free reign of Ravi Shakar's brillance to envelope the listener's spirit with harmonics that lift one to other worldliness. Additonally, the variety of music forms make the entire CD enjoyable; refreshing and engaging. I can't express what a joy it is to find this jewel.