John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain Is That So? 2LP
John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain Is That So? 2LP
Genre: Jazz
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain Is That So? 2LP

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East & West Meet In A Totally New Way On Double LP!

Six years in the making, Is That So? is one of John McLaughlin's deepest and most profound musical collaborations with prolific Indian composer and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. Joining the duo is their life-long friend and musical brother Ustad Zakir Hussain on the tabla, who has been collaborating with John since they founded Shakti in the early '70s, acknowledged by most to be the first groundbreaking crossover East-West musical group.

"The idea for this album appeared in my mind early 2013. Shankar and I had been touring with Shakti and I was constantly inspired by his superb voice and gigantic talent. Even though I had studied the theory and practice of Indian music for years, I remain a "Western" musician and one aspect of Western music is the magic of harmony", says John. "From the outset in the early 1970's, I constantly researched the possibilities of integrating harmony into the traditions of North and South India while at the same time keeping as close as possible to the melodic rules of the Raga system. However, the idea I mention above, was to abandon the rules of the Raga system completely and apply my own western harmonic liberty to the amazing voice of Shankar Mahadevan."

"Before concerts, John and I used to dabble with free improvisations using Indian scales (Ragas) and different harmonies backing them", says Shankar Mahadevan. "The whole texture, color, feeling and the canvas of the music excited us as harmonic content does not exist in Indian classical music. In the beginning it was just a fun experiment, but it soon became larger than life and we knew we had to record it. When Zakir Hussain, the great tabla Maestro himself agreed to play in the improvisational sections we knew this would take our recording to a new level. We could not have asked for more. Is that So? is a new concept in the meeting of musicians, singers, percussionists and the musical cultures of the East and West and takes us into unexplored musical horizons."

Features

  • Double LP
  • Gatefold jacket

Musicians

Shankar Mahadevan vocals
Zakir Hussain tabla
John McLaughlin guitar, guitar synth, orchestrations

Selections

  1. Kabir
  2. Sakhi
  3. The Search
  4. Tara
  5. The Guru
  6. The Beloved
Description

East & West Meet In A Totally New Way On Double LP!

Six years in the making, Is That So? is one of John McLaughlin's deepest and most profound musical collaborations with prolific Indian composer and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. Joining the duo is their life-long friend and musical brother Ustad Zakir Hussain on the tabla, who has been collaborating with John since they founded Shakti in the early '70s, acknowledged by most to be the first groundbreaking crossover East-West musical group.

"The idea for this album appeared in my mind early 2013. Shankar and I had been touring with Shakti and I was constantly inspired by his superb voice and gigantic talent. Even though I had studied the theory and practice of Indian music for years, I remain a "Western" musician and one aspect of Western music is the magic of harmony", says John. "From the outset in the early 1970's, I constantly researched the possibilities of integrating harmony into the traditions of North and South India while at the same time keeping as close as possible to the melodic rules of the Raga system. However, the idea I mention above, was to abandon the rules of the Raga system completely and apply my own western harmonic liberty to the amazing voice of Shankar Mahadevan."

"Before concerts, John and I used to dabble with free improvisations using Indian scales (Ragas) and different harmonies backing them", says Shankar Mahadevan. "The whole texture, color, feeling and the canvas of the music excited us as harmonic content does not exist in Indian classical music. In the beginning it was just a fun experiment, but it soon became larger than life and we knew we had to record it. When Zakir Hussain, the great tabla Maestro himself agreed to play in the improvisational sections we knew this would take our recording to a new level. We could not have asked for more. Is that So? is a new concept in the meeting of musicians, singers, percussionists and the musical cultures of the East and West and takes us into unexplored musical horizons."

Features

  • Double LP
  • Gatefold jacket

Musicians

Shankar Mahadevan vocals
Zakir Hussain tabla
John McLaughlin guitar, guitar synth, orchestrations

Selections

  1. Kabir
  2. Sakhi
  3. The Search
  4. Tara
  5. The Guru
  6. The Beloved
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
2.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
John McLaughlin
Title
Is That So?
Composer
Additional Artists
Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
01-21-2020
Release Date
04-15-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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