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Ravi Shankar - Portrait Of Ravi Shankar FLAC album

Performer: Ravi Shankar
Genre: Folk and World music
Title: Portrait Of Ravi Shankar
Country: Greece
FLAC version ZIP size: 1308 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1349 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1499 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 411

Passages is a collaborative chamber music studio album co-composed by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass, released in 1990 through Private Music. Consisting of arrangements by each of the composers around themes written by the other, the album's content is a hybrid of Hindustani classical music and Glass' distinct American minimal contemporary classical style. The album reached a peak position of number three on Billboard's Top World Music Albums chart.

Ravi Shankar had numerous solo recordings published, including these: Three Ragas (1956). Music of India (1962). Improvisations (1962). India's Most Distinguished Musician in Concert (1962). Ravi Shankar (Odeon Records, India catalogue) (1963). India's Master Musician (1963). Ragas & Talas (1964). The Master Musicians of India (with Ali Akbar Khan) (1964). Portrait of Genius (1964). Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan (1965). Sound of the Sitar (1965).

Ravi Shankar has been described as one of the greatest musicians on the planet. This record, one of his classic World Pacific albums, clearly lends credence to that statement. But the thing that makes this record interesting is the fact that it contains a unique fusion of Shankar and his group performing with respected jazz flutist Paul Horn. It's an extremely gratifying combination, and Horn plays with a true jazzman's restraint on the five short selections that open the record

Composed By – Ravi Shankar (tracks: A4). Design – Woody Woodward. Flute – Paul Horn (tracks: A1 to A6). Photography By – Victor Gaskin (2). Producer – Richard Bock. Santoor – Sam Chianis (tracks: A1 to A6). Sitar – Ravi Shankar. Sitar, Tambura – Dr. Penelope Esterbrook (tracks: A1 to A6). Tabla – Alla Rakha (tracks: B).

Ravi Shankar (7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012), often referred to by the title Pandit, was a multiple Grammy Award-winning Indian musician best known for his virtuosity on the sitar. Shankar was awarded the three highest national civil honours of India: the Padma Bhushan, in 1967, the Padma Vibhushan, in 1981, and the Bharat Ratna, in 1999.

Pandit Ravi Shankar/The Ravi Shankar Collection - Portrait Of Genius (1964). The Ravi Shankar Collection - Portrait Of Genius (1964). Tala Rasa Ranga: This piece was created by Ravi Shankar with the idea of Chatusram and Khandam Jatis in mind. Jatis are groupings under which all Talas can be fitted: Chatusram in 4, Tisram in 3; Khandam in 5; Mishram in 7; Sankirnam in 9). The two jatis in this composition are displayed by an ensemble of Flute, Sitar, Tabla, Dholak, Kartals and Manjira. The piece is brought to a climax in a fiery folk spirit. Dhun: Sitar and Tabla join in a lighter style of musical presentation

Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). This album is a Must-have because it has a somewhat lighter feel and different sound than other HCM and Ravi albums. The introduction of Dholak drum enhances the sound of the standard "power trio" (heheh) of Sitar, Tabla, Tamboura you hear on most HCM and Ravi recordings. There appears to be a lot more percussion on this album then is mentioned in the liner notes. In particular, there is a really nice sort of metallic sound that is very pretty.

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A Sitar & Sarod - Räga Shree
B1 Raga Piloo
B2 Raga Ananda Bhairava

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – EMIAL
  • Record Company – The Gramophone Co. Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Columbia Gramophone Company Greece Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Columbia, Athens – 2806


Side 1: ℗1965 Gramophone Co. of India Ltd.
Side 2: ℗1968 EMI Records Ltd.

Double font (English and Greek) with "Manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. LTD." on the right side of label's rim.
Quite possibly the 1st Greek re-issue.
Laminated front and non-laminated back sleeve.

I would estimate this release between 1975 and 1977.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Labels): A/A 2806
  • Other (Cover): M.T. 2708
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runnout ): 2YJE 3-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runnout ): 2YEA' 4064-1G

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SCXG 13023 Ravi Shankar Portrait Of Ravi Shankar ‎(LP, Comp) Columbia SCXG 13023 Greece 1974
SCXG 13023 Ravi Shankar Portrait Of Ravi Shankar ‎(LP, Comp, RP) Columbia SCXG 13023 Greece Unknown