Maestro Ali Akbar Khan and a thirteen-piece East/West orchestra bring listeners into the GARDEN OF DREAMS, an album of classical ragas and Rajasthani folk songs. Combining sarod with western classical instruments such as the cello, violin and bassoon, Khan 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 Khan. “Dhani,” with guest artist Zakir Hussain, features a wind section of oboe, bassoon and native Australian digeridoo. Also features (and was produced by) Jai Uttal.