I could kick myself. I used to live in St. Louis where Imratsahib held many workshops, but I had not idea. He is among one of the best of the older generationthat's still out there playing and teaching. No, I haven't heard his music. Describe it.
I too am very (VERY) fond of Imrat Khan. I tend to like the slower, more Dhrupad like stuff, the fast stuff gets on my nerves . Especially his surbahar-playing is incredible. Another recording: Rag Darbari & Rag Chandra Kanhra on Nimbus. Another favorite: Pandit Ashok Pathak (from Holland, where I come from) is STUNNING!!! Do yourselves a favor and check oud his latest; Ancient court raga traditions, dhrupad ragas on surbahar on World Arbiter. He actually plays melodies on the tarabstring: incredible!!!
I have Imrat Khan's Raga Marwa on C.D , & I Think that it's great he's does have a few spots where he has gat in dryt Tintal which is very good. But this is why we have A few Different masters of the sitar. Have any of you heard Ravi's daughter She's become very good. Anouskha's C.D anourag is very good, give it a listen..............Peace
Agreed on Anoushka. Good to know that the tradition won't end with Ravi's departure some day. I've seen her in concert twice now, and she's fun to watch too. Its obvious she just loves the music. If she stays with it, we'll have another prodigy around. And she's a cutie. But if the guys go after her, they're going to have to make the cut with daddy first. Uh oh!
Just listened to an older recording called "Anouskha" yesterday: I really like the alaap on the first track Bairagi. Plus: all of her recordings are very well recorded. Great sound!! Got an old recording from Zia Mohiuddin Dagar playing sitar that really suffers from the poor recordingquality. His playing is great (actually my favourite sitar-recording). But of course...if you record crapmusic in a million dollar stuff it's still crap. Can't say that from Anouskha Shankar!! Great stuff....