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Author: Peter Lavezzoli
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172238070
In 1955, Ali Akbar Khan issued an LP called 'Music of India: Morning and Evening Ragas', with spoken introductions by Western classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin.
In the 1960s, the wonders of Indian music and its message of peace were spread in the West by Pandit Ravi Shankar, George Harrison of the Beatles and Jazz legend John Coltrane.
In 1971, Harrison of the Beatles and legend John Coltrane. In 1971, Harrison and Shankar organized the Concert for Bangladesh in New York, the first superstar charity event, in hopes of stopping a war and feeding the hungry.
But Indian Classical music also had a profound influence on a wide range of artists including John McLaughlin, Philip Glass, and many more.
At the dawn of the 21st century, Indian music’s spiritual message in more relevant than ever before. Here is its story.
‘It is amazing the dedication and amount of hard work that has gone into creating this book’.
--- Pandit Ravi Shankar
‘A superbly written, astonishingly comprehensive, and deeply important book. Lavezzoli’s prose style is top-drawer – conversational and obviously passionate about its subject – yet also highly learned and insightfully critical, which makes the book a real pleasure to read. One of the finest books of the year, and one of the best music books I’ve read in a decade.’
--- Steve Silberman, Wired Magazine
1. Bhairavi: An Introduction
2. West Meets East: Yehudi Menuhin, Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan
3. Swara Samrat: Ali Akbar Khan
4. Break on Through: From Bengal to Berkeley
5. Essence of Rhythm: All Rakha and Zakir Hussain
6. Music in Motion: Philip Glass
7. The Inner Light: George Harrison
8. Bombat Maestro: Zubin Mehta
9. The Philosopher’s Hand: Terry Riley
10. Indo-Blue Impressions: John Coltrane and the Birth of Indo-Jazz
11. Karuna Supreme: The Post-Coltrane Indo-Jazz Movement
12. A Goal Beyond: John McLaughlin
13. Tala Matrix: Adventures in Electro-Asoustic Raga
14. Ancestral Voices: Vilayat and Shujaat Khan
15. Jugalbandi: Shubhendra Rao and Saskia Rao-de Haas
16. Full Circle: Ravi Shankar
17. Sarang: An Afterword