Remember Shakti


Released: 8 March, 1999
Label: Verve
Catalogue Number: 5599452

John McLaughlin
Zakir Hussain
Vikku Vinayakram
Hariprasad Chaurasia

Track Listing

CD 1
  1. Chandrakauns
  2. The Wish
  3. Lotus feel

CD 2
  1. Mukti
  2. Zakir
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"Master tabla player Zakir Hussain, guitarist John McLaughlin and percussionist Vikku Vinayakram - three of the original members of Shakti - join together in a special collaboration with the great Indian flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Indian independence. Zakir Hussain's father was the legendary tabla player Alla Rakha, and Zakir has come to be seen as one of the world's great percussionists, both for his classical playing and his collaborations with musicians from The Grateful Dead to Van Morrison. Every member of the group has a history of great partnerships; ghatam (clay pot) player Vikku Vinayakram has worked closely with Indian violinist L. Shankar, John McLaughlin was last seen in London with flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, and Hariprasad Chaurasia is particularly known for his work with saxophonist Jan Garbarek." Recorded on their short tour of UK (1997): Review of all four concerts.