ALI AKBAR KHAN - THE JEWELS OF MAIHAR (1982)
In the 60’s and 70’s, Maestro Ali Akbar Khan recorded 11 albums on the Connoisseur Society record label in various churches throughout New York City. These two recordings were never released to the public and were discovered years later when Khansahib’s own record label, AMMP, acquired the rights to the recordings. The Khan family was thrilled to uncover these jewels. The ragas, Darbari Todi and Bhupali Todi, are known for their majestic moods and are accompanied by old traditional rhythms that help to create the dynamic interplay between the late, great tabla player Mahapurush Misra and Maestro Khan. These are rare recordings captured through vacuum tube electronics by the ground breaking Connoisseur Society label.
(Originally released on cassette in 1982 on AMMP)