For every style of music, there are its rough-and-ready folk practitioners, and then there are its popularizers. Think Linda Ronstadt singing Mexican rancheras, Paul Simon reinterpreting Township jive, or Ry Cooder sidling up to just about any world music tradition he feels like. This phenomenon is not limited to American artists. Two of India's biggest stars, sarod master Ali Akbar Khan and movie "playback" singer Asha Bhosle, join forces on what's the most easily digestible piece of centuries-old music you're liable to find. Based on 16th-century sacred chants rarely performed, the music on LEGACY is impeccably performed and of a bite-sized nature that's easy on Western ears. Bhosle, the grand dame of Indian film music, is not trained in the classical tradition, and her lack of gravitas aids in the user-friendly aspect of LEGACY. Every bit as rigorous and authentic as a hushed field recording, this disc makes a wonderful start to a lifelong infatuation with the majestic tones of India.