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Phil Scarff: Ragas on Saxophone

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Plenty of Western players have been inspired by the exotic sounds and qualities of Indian music. It's a much smaller number who've formally studied its classical traditions, however, and fewer still have been successful enough to master the forms and play to the acclaim of Indian audiences. Quick--can you name one off the top of your head apart from John McLaughlin? If not, you're probably still in the majority even among jazz connoisseurs. If Phil Scarff is a ...


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