Remember Shakti - John McLaughlin & Zakir Hussain

Remember Shakti

John McLaughlin & Zakir Hussain

  • Genre: Jazz
  • Release Date: 1999-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 5

  • ℗ 1999 Decca Records France

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
Chandrakauns Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Zakir Hussain & Uma Metha 33:36 USD Album Only
2
The Wish John McLaughlin, Vikku Vinayakram & Zakir Hussain 18:48 USD Album Only
3
Lotus Feel John McLaughlin, Vikku Vinayakram, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Zakir Hussain & Uma Metha 7:21 USD Album Only
4
Mukti John McLaughlin, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Vikku Vinayakram & Zakir Hussain 3:31 USD Album Only
5
Zakir John McLaughlin & Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia 9:06 USD Album Only

Reviews

  • Soothing and exciting

    5
    By VABB77
    Yep - this is a brilliant compilation by people who are the best in their skill - I wish Itunes would have more Shakti / Remember Shakti Albums for sale ....
  • Stringing together...

    5
    By MusicReviewer
    This is not a review as such... no question about the greatness and popularity of this album. I found this note on the internet and I am posting it here for other music lovers: Stringing together McLaughlin and Hussain return with Shakti Purva Mehra Mumbai, December 8, 2006: My connection with India is far deeper than memory allows. Zakir even believes that he and I were together in our previous incarnations,” says legendary jazz guitarist John Mclaughlin who co-founded the band, Shakti, along with tabla maestro Hussain. McLaughlin is visiting Mumbai for the Remember Shakti tour commencing December 9 in Mumbai and taking it to Chennai, Goa, Bangalore and Pune. The 64-year-old from Yorkshire, England, has performed alongside jazz great Miles Davis, pianist Chick Corea and Tony Williams. He has also founded the ’70s electric band Mahavishnu Orchestra. Founded in the ’70s, Shakti was a pioneer group that combined Indian classical music with jazz. Besides the stellar duo, Shakti features U Shrinivas on the mandolin, V Selvaganesh on the khanjira and Shankar Mahadevan, the Carnatic vocalist best known for his breathless renditions. It also featured Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. “Zakir and I have been great friends since 1969,” says McLaughlin. “The band has survived this long because the music is real. None of the band members care for each other’s origins and the music is deep. I guess when you have the will to play, the band stays put,” he adds referring to the band’s 30 successful years. McLaughlin’s discovery of Indian music began at 13. “As a boy when I heard Indian music, I had gooseflesh. It’s just one of those inexplicable things. I’ve been coming here for 30 years and I still can’t explain what binds me to this place,” says the pensive guitarist and composer. “The spirit of music”, “revelations from different cultures” and the “triumph of artistic success over commercial fame,” McLaughlin’s spirituality complements his boyish charm and jocularity. “Unless you’re Justin Timberlake or Madonna, you can’t have the backing of record companies today. What I appreciate is Zakir’s, Ravi Shankar’s and Alla Rakha’s attempts to build bridges between cultures using music rather than harp on pop hits,” says the artist who currently enjoys listening to underground and trance too. “Our music doesn’t have a label,” adds Hussain. “The record companies give us a category for the sake of marketing. When you enter the auditorium today leave behind your woes and our music will make you feel the most beautiful you’ve ever felt,” suggests the Grammy winner, who has received another nomination for his record with fellow musician Ustad Ashish Khan “More than the award, what matters is that Indian music is faring fabulously throughout the world,” he adds.
  • The Wish

    5
    By offthehandle
    This album is excellent! John McLaughlin is perhaps my favorite guitar player of all time. He really shines on "The Wish." "The Wish" is remarkably well done. My wish is for Shakti to give another American tour!
  • St. Hariprasad is a genius

    4
    By Shawnie-boy
    What really makes this album is St. Hariprasad ... he is a magician on the flute ! The extreme versatility of St Hariprasad makes this album a truly unforgettable cd. It's a must have for those into the cross between Western Jazz and Eastern tunes. This is a extremely calm album, and the songs, Zakir and Lotus Feel are just superior !!

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