Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Ali Akbar Khan - Music from India Series 5 - LP released in UK in 1966


This LP was also released the same year in India. What is strange about the UK edition is that in the liner notes Mahapurush Misra is stated as being the Tabla player on this record. Whereas on the labels of  the LP and on the Indian edition Shankar Ghosh is stated to be the Tabla player.
Perhaps somebody knows the two Tabla players well enough to be able to tell us with certainty who of the two players is accompanying here Ali Akbar Khan.
I just spoke to a disciple of Mahapurush Mishra and he said that for sure it is not Mahapurush Mishra.





8 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks!

Anonymous said...

The Genius of sarod ! THNKU 2 MUCH

lonely sherpa said...

Thank you so much for the share. But there is a confusion. Who is on the tabla? Front cover says it's Pt. Mahapurush Mishra. But on the label Pt. Shankar Ghosh is there.

Anonymous said...

Wow, for a stereo(!) recording from 1966(!) this LP (transfer) really sounds amazing!! Thanks Again!

The tabla player sounds to me like it is Shankar Ghosh. His playing is very "free-flowing", compared to the more "technical" style of Misra. (?) The Ali Akbar Khan School webpage also seems to back up this assertion:

http://www.aacm.org/aakdisc_5.html

Either way, this is great music and a great sounding record! --dandor

Tawfiq said...

Didn't you read my text?

A. Paisley said...

Lovely recording

Rory said...

Thanks a lot for this beautiful LP Tawfiq.

lonely sherpa said...

Sorry, I read it after seeing the pictures. I just downloaded the album without reading your text. I was so excited.