Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Mushtaq Ali Khan (1911-1989) - Sitar Recital - Recording (1964) from the archives of AIR released on cassette in India in 1990


Mushtaq Ali Khan was an outstanding and highly regarded sitar player in mid 20th century, who represented an old style untouched by all the innovations of the new generation of instrumentalists coming up in the 1950s, like Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Vilayat Khan and Nikhil Banerjee. He belonged to the Senia Gharana going back to Mian Tansen.
On the artist see:

We found this cassette in the early 1990s in Little India in Manhattan, NY. Little India is really very little, just a couple of Indian shops on Lexington Avenue and another street crossing it. There were back then two shops who had Indian cassettes and CDs. 
This cassette was published originally as an LP in 1989. Our blogger friend Bolingo posted the LP in 2011, but only in mp3 format. That is why we offer here the cassette both in flac and mp3 format.
We had posted in 2014 another cassette by the artist.



6 comments:

BT said...

Thank-you

Kiran said...

Many thanks for this really rare share. Fantastic musician (one of the best Sitarists of all time IMO). Its unfortunate that theres so few published works of this great man.

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Richard said...

You keep making me so happy with your shares, Tawfiq. Thank you. I wish this artist had a 100 more recordings released during his lifetime!

ash said...

Bro
you are doing a great job sharing these gems with us, so many very rare indeed. Carry on your good work :)

Tawfiq said...

Thank you, dear Richard. I wished the same too. There are quite a lot of recordings by him on YouTube, but unfortunatel hardly any as well recorded as this one. I have a number of All India Radio recordings by him. Perhaps I will post some in the future.