John McLaughlin - Remember Shakti (Music CD)
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These collaborations between guitarist John McLaughlin and Shakti, a
collective of Indian and Pakistani musicians, is one of the more interesting and
successful East-meets-West experiments. Since the early '70s, McLaughlin and the
members of Shakti have been working together off and on, in various
combinations, with the guitarist integrating his electrified Gibson soloing into
the musicians' indigenous sonic atmospheres.
In 1997, McLaughlin joined tabla player Kakir Hussain and ghatam player T.H. Vinayakram for a tour of the U.K. The results are recorded on this two-disc set. The group is also graced by the presence of bansuri master Hariprasad Chaurasia, whose gorgeous composition