ALI AKBAR KHAN: Garden of Dreams


Maestro Ali Akbar Khan and a thirteen-piece East/West orchestra follow up his critically acclaimed Journey, performing classical ragas and Rajasthani folk songs. Combining sarod with Western classical instruments such as the cello, violin, bassoon and oboe, Khansahb brilliantly merges Eastern and Western musical traditions to produce an album of astounding beauty. The title song, “Garden of Dreams,” explores memories of paradise and is an original raga composed by Khansahb. “Dhani,” with guest artist Zakir Hussain, features a wind section of oboe, bassoon and native Australian didgeridoo. Also featured (and produced by) Jai Uttal. — MusD, All Music Guide

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