has been described as one of the greatest musicians on the planet. This record, one of his classic World Pacific albums, clearly lends credence to that statement. But the thing that makes this record interesting is the fact that it contains a unique fusion of Shankar
and his group performing with respected jazz flutist Paul Horn
. It's an extremely gratifying combination, and Horn
plays with a true jazzman's restraint on the five short selections that open the record. The second half is devoted to one long (20 minute) traditional raga, "Raga Multani," in which Shankar
's awesome ability and stamina is matched only by that of his ensemble, especially Alla Rakha
on tabla. Essential for any fan of Shankar
or Indian music. Awesome.