Ravi Shankar - Yehudi Menuhin - Rampal Improvisations West Meets East 3 Classical LP

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Yehudi Menuhin · Ravi Shankar · Jean-Pierre Rampal – Improvisations - West Meets East 3

Label: Angel Records – SFO-37200
Format: Vinyl, LP, Stereo
Record: VG++
Cover: VG+ edgewear, cornerwear
This is an Angel Stereo album in a gatefold cover.
Country: US
Released: 1976
Genre: Classical
Style: Contemporary


A1 Tenderness
Tambura [Bass Tanpura] – Amiya DasGupta
Tambura [Small Tanpura] – Nodu Mullick
Violin – Yehudi Menuhin 8:29
A2 Twilight Mood
Tambura [Bass Tanpura] – Amiya DasGupta
Tambura [Small Tanpura] – Nodu Mullick
Violin – Yehudi Menuhin 10:23

B1 The Enchanted Dawn
Flute – Jean-Pierre Rampal
Harp – Martine Géliot 11:41
B2 Morning Love
Flute – Jean-Pierre Rampal
Tambura [Tanpura] – Kamala 11:59

Engineer [Sound] – Carson Taylor, Jean Claude Lefèvre
Liner Notes – Frederick Teague
Producer – John Mordler, Patti Laursen
Sitar – Ravi Shankar (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
Tabla – Alla Rakha (tracks: A1, A2, B2)

When the first West Meets East record was first released in 1966 it set new standards of cross-cultural playing.

The violinist Yehudi Menuhin had first met the sitarist Ravi Shankar in 1952. It was at that meeting in New Delhi that Menuhin first heard Shankar play and Menuhin's life was transformed by an abiding love of a music seated in melody and rhythm. Menuhin and Shankar developed what would become a life-long friendship. In 1966 they played together at the Bath Festival in England

Menuhin's playing speaks with some Indian inflexion but the violin's voice is his.

The two musical structures intertwine and you are part. We hear the structure of western musical disciplines applied to Indian instruments. Shankar and Menuhin were very popular in their time.

Rarely can one hear such complex melodies and improvisation played so perfectly. These two individuals create memories with their love of each other's classical music styles. Jazz, classical, Indian, and world music lovers will all be thrilled by this collection of masterpieces

Ravi Shankar - short talk with Yehudi Menuhin

old archival film, discussion of music theory

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Ravi Shankar And Yehudi Menuhin - Tenderness

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