Improvisations (album)

Improvisations (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Improvisations
Type = studio
Artist = Ravi Shankar


Released = 1962 (Vinyl)
April 6, 1999 (CD)
Recorded =
Genre = Hindustani classical music
Length = 39:42
Label = Angel (CD)
Producer =
Reviews =
Last album = "Three Ragas"
(1956)
This album = "Improvisations"
(1962)
Next album = "India's Most Distinguished Musician"
(1962)

"Improvisations" is a 1962 album released by Ravi Shankar. The opening piece is based on music from Shankar's score for Satyajit Ray's 1955 film classic, "Pather Panchali" ("Song of the Little Road"). The composition "Fire Night," inspired by the L.A. fires of 1961, features western jazz musicians bassist Gary Peacock and flautist Bud Shank and is an early example of fusion experiments with jazz and Indian classical music. The concluding ragas are pure examples of traditional Indian style, the first Carnatic (southern India) in origin, the second Hindustani (northern India).

Track listing

#"Improvisations on the Theme Music from Pather Panchali" – 7:07
#"Fire Night" – 4:37
#"Karnataki" – 6:43
#"Raga Rageshri - Part 1 (Alap)" – 6:50
#"Raga Rageshri - Part 2 (Joi)" – 11:01
#"Raga Rageshri - Part 3 (Gat)" – 3:24

External links

* [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00000ID4F Amazon.com listing]


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