Tonight I’ll do my sixth and final session in a music salon series that began in January. The subject is “Music that Amazes”. There’s everything from stone-age pygmy chants from the Ituri Rainforest in Northeastern Congo 1952, to a great solo by Coltrane in Stockholm in 1960, Astor Piazzolla, powerful Moorish blues from Mauretania, an exquisitely beautiful etude by Russian composer Alexander Scriabin.
But there were many amazing albums that have always entranced me that I can’t include because the tracks are too long in include in a two-hour session. I wanted to mention a few here. For me this is music that will always be an elixir, a balm for the spirit.
All the music below is available either on cd or as individual tracks via Amazon and hopefully itunes as well.
John Coltrane: “India” from album Impressions; A Love Supreme
Ali Akbar Khan: Raga “Chandranadan” from cd Signature Series Vol. 1
Jon Balke “Toda Sciencia Transcendiendo” from cd Siwan
Jamshied Sharifi “One” from cd One
Abida Parveen “Choonghat Ohle Na Luk Sajna” from cd Baba Bulleh Shah
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Devotional Songs; Night Song