A Morning Raga / An Evening Raga

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Under
Originally released in 1968 on World Pacific, A Morning Raga/An Evening Raga is exactly what the title says, impeccably played by Ravi Shankar and his longtime tabla partner Alla Rakha. Angel's reissues of Shankar's World Pacific titles have all sounded great, and this is no exception. ~ Sean Westergaard Digitally remastered by Wayne Hileman (Squire Productions). This is part of Angel's Ravi Shankar Collection series. 1968 Studio Recordings Reissue producer: Robert LaPorta. Personnel: Ravi Shankar (sitar); Alla Rakha (tabla). Liner Note Author: Ravi Shankar. Photographers: Ken Kim; Woody Woodward.

This is my favorite Ravi album (I have the albums In San Francisco, In London, and In New York). The Evening Raga is the greatest raga I've ever heard. 24 minutes of blinding intensity. I saw Ravi a few years back in Chicago and he was fantastic. He played with more energy and precision than rock stars 1/4 of his age (he was 80 at the time!). Sitar music requires a degree of seriousness on the part of the listener, and too often it's dismissed as something left over from the hippie 1960's. Everytime you see a 1960's flashback on a sitcom (The Simpsons is especially guilty of this), the background music is almost exclusively sitar music. Sitar music existed long before the 1960's, and it can be loved and appreciated without any drug influence. Long live Ravi! Let him live another 80 years...

1. Raga Nata Bhatrav
2. Raga Mishra Piloo

Personnel:
Ravi Shankar (sitar);
Kamala Chakvravarty (tamboura);
Alla Rakha (tabla).

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