Ravi Shankar Three Ragas on 180g Import LP
Three Ragas, Ravi Shankar's Western debut (recorded in London in 1956), remains one of his finest albums. Although Shankar was already an accomplished and well-known musician in India in 1956, he was still almost completely unknown in the West. The album, consisting of three ragas, was meant to be a kind of introduction to Shankar's music for the Western listener. Side A consists of "Raga Jog," an evening Raga that 'expresses the yearning of a longing soul,' while side B consists of a morning devotional raga, "Raga Ahir Bhairav," as well as a raga of the Southern Indian Carnatic tradition, "Raga Simhendra Madhyaman." Also featuring Chatur Lal, one of the best tabla players of all time. Includes liner notes.
Ravi Shankar Three Ragas Track Listing:
1. Raga Jog
2. Raga Ahir Bhairav
3. Raga Simhendra Madhyaman