RIP Ravi. The ’raga’ format made quite the impression on me when I was young, in addition to Mr. Shankar’s work there was a wonderful guitarist named Peter Walker who had an album called ’Rainy Day Raga’ that was on continuous loop for a year or so.
bucky1960 Dec 13 2012 at 12:04 PM
Sad to see another, Brubeck, music giant pass. Was not a huge listener of his music, however, would like to have some of his stuff. Would anyone like to offer their opinion on his absolute must have album. Have looked online and seen a Greatest Hits and Essential CD but am unsure as to what to get. Thanks for the help.
HAMBONE Dec 13 2012 at 12:03 PM
Well said bluepno, and a large torch it is.
bluepno Dec 13 2012 at 8:10 AM
An island of peace and
contemplation in a world of
frantic anxiety...his music
showed generations of
musicians and listeners
another way. Freedom through
discipline,study and deep
understanding. Norah and
Anoushka can hopefully carry
aloc Dec 13 2012 at 1:06 AM
Daughter Anoushka continues the Shankar musical journey in a gorgeous fashion! I really like her playing, if you haven’t, I recommend checking out her album "Traveller", which examines the commonalities between indian and spanish music.
fredsimon Dec 13 2012 at 12:45 AM
Ravi was a giant, one of the greatest musicians to have ever walked the earth and hugely influential.
HAMBONE Dec 12 2012 at 12:47 PM
Mr Shankar probably influenced popular music as much as anyone since the 60’s and wasn’t even a popular music musician, if that makes sense. Point is, he had a tremendous impact on the music that evolved from that time to present. Teacher,musician,guru. An amazing legacy.