Episode #686

From the Vaults: Ali Akbar Khan

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Monday, July 30, 2007

The late great classical Indian sarod master Ali Akbar Khan came to the U.S.A. in the 1950's, influenced a generation of musicians and had a huge impact on the sound of rock and jazz in the 1960's. He was also the brother-in-law of Ravi Shankar. On this "From the Vaults" presentation of New Sounds, we revisit a show from June of 1991, where Khan Sahib talked us through some of the different recordings he had made during his long and illustrious career.

PROGRAM #686, With guest Ali Akbar Khan (First aired on Monday, 6/21/91)





Ali Akbar Khan


Fantasy {3:30}

Triloka #184-2. Try

Signature Series, Vol. 1

Rag Chandranandan [22:00]

Alam Madina #9001 Also released on Ammp Records. Available at

Rare Ragas

Mishra Gara [11:30]

Chhandra Dhara #21086. Distr. by Koch Imports. Out of print.


Raga Malashri, excerpt {5:00}

Metalanguage #122 Out of print.

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