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Arun Ghosh: Primal Odyssey

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Arun Ghosh

Primal Odyssey

Camoci Records

2011

There you are, waiting for the next Indo-Jazz album to arrive, and then two come along at the same time. October 2011 has already seen the release of Grand Union Orchestra's If Paradise (Red Gold), and now here comes clarinetist Arun Ghosh's Primal ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bismillah Khan: The Shenai's Humble Master

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For most people in the West, classical Indian raga music means one instrument, the sitar, and one player, Ravi Shankar. Quite why Shankar came to be considered the greatest modern sitar player over Vilayat Khan and several others, and the sitar as the primary raga instrument over the sarod or the shenai, is debatable. But serendipity ...