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News: Recording

Electric Violin, Vocal Master L. Shankar Unwraps His First Ever Holiday Album

Electric Violin, Vocal Master L. Shankar Unwraps His First Ever Holiday Album

Celebrate the holidays this year with a little international flavor, courtesy of one of the most widely revered violinists, vocalists and musical geniuses who has collaborated with everyone from Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel and U2 to Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and many, many more- Indian-born L. Shankar. Known for his incredibly dexterous playing and his unique singing ...

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Lakshminarayana Shankar

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Shenkar (aka L.Shankar, Shankar) is widely considered a living legend, a pioneer and a musical genius by his peers who hold him in the highest esteem. Shenkar has enthralled audiences and critics alike all over the world. A child prodigy who is a virtuoso vocalist, violinist, composer and record producer who has sold over 100 million albums through his solo projects and collaborations with other superstar musicians throughout the world. Shankar was born in Madras, his parents from Kerala, he grew up in Jaffna, Sri Lanka where his father V. Lakshminarayana was a professor at the Jaffna College of Music

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News: Recording

Legendary Electric Violinist & Vocalist L. Shankar Debuts New Single & Video From His Star-studded New Album

Legendary Electric Violinist & Vocalist L. Shankar Debuts New Single & Video From His Star-studded New Album

Lakshminarayana Shankar, professionally known as L. Shankar, is widely considered a living legend, a pioneer, and a musical genius who has collaborated with giants such as Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and many, many more. His solo albums have always drawn not only enormous interest from fans and critics alike but also showcase ...

Article: Album Review

Adam Rudolph - Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra: Turning Towards The Light

Read "Turning Towards The Light" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Il percussionista e compositore statunitense Adam Rudolph è uno di quei musicisti ai quali qualsiasi etichetta va stretta. Basta scorrere la lista degli artisti con cui ha collaborato per rendersene conto: personaggi come Don Cherry, Jon Hassell, Sam Rivers, Pharoah Sanders, L. Shankar, Fred Anderson, Muhal Richard Abrams, Wadada Leo Smith, Omar Sosa, e soprattutto Yusef ...

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Article: Book Review

Bathed in Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond by Colin Harper

Read "Bathed in Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond by Colin Harper" reviewed by John Kelman


Bathed in Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond Colin Harper 480 Pages ISBN: 978-1908279514 Jawbone 2014 Few guitarists in the history of jazz have leapt onto the scene the way John McLaughlin did when the relatively new British expat made two very different appearances on albums ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Tarun Balani: Sacred World

Read "Tarun Balani: Sacred World" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Jazz fans of a certain age were most likely introduced to the world of Indian music via the recordings of John McLaughlin who, with the group Shakti, introduced American listeners to the dazzling virtuosity of musicians such as violinist L. Shankar, and percussionist Zakir Hussain. Shakti's music extended the compositional style that characterized his previous group, ...

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Article: Jazz in the Aquarian Age

Herbie Mann: An Amalgamation of Everything

Read "Herbie Mann:  An Amalgamation of Everything" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar


[Flauist Herbie Mann was often ahead of the trend with his wide explorations into sounds from everywhere. When I asked him in this 1978 interview where music in general was heading, he talked about a broad mix--"an amalgamation of everything"--which might be a good way to describe Mann's overall career, except that it doesn't account for ...

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Article: Album Review

George Brooks Summit: Spirit and Spice

Read "Spirit and Spice" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


The road taken by saxophonist, George Brooks on Spirit and Spice may not be new, and is far from the glamorous one that guitarist John McLaughlin blazed through in the 1970s and '80s, with various incarnations of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. However, it remains a significant one if a musician playing in a Western idiom is willing ...


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