Ananda Shankar Ananda Shankar 180g LP
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Ananda Shankar was born in Almora, Uttar Pradesh in 1942. The son of dancers Uday and Amala Shankar and the nephew of Pandit Ravi Shankar, he was raised in an artistically creative atmosphere. He studied sitar with Dr Lalmani Mishra in Banaras at the Hindu University. In the late sixties he travelled to the West Coast of America when the flower power generation was in full swing. The pop world was fascinated by all things sitar. Informal jam sessions with Jimi Hendrix in 1969 soon resulted in attention from producers at Warners Reprise. The ensuing LP Ananda Shankar saw the young musician flexing his skills as composer and arranger. It features amazing cover versions of the Rolling Stones' "Jumping Jack Flash" and The Doors' "Light My Fire", ensuring the record's cult success then, and to this day.
"I have had a dream to try to combine Western and Indian music into a new form, a music which has no particular name but is melodious and touching, and which combines the most modern electronic devices with the old traditional instrument, the sitar." - Ananda Shankar
• 180g Vinyl
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• Limited Edition Classic LP
Ananda Shankar, sitar
Jerry Scheff, bass
Mark Tulin, bass
Paul Lewinson, keyboards, Moog synthesizer
Pranish Khan, tabla
Michael Botts, drums
Joe Pollard, drums
1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
2. Snow Flower
3. Light My Fire
4. Mamata (Affection)
1. Sagar (The Ocean)
2. Dance Indra