Though his sitar talents take a back seat on this album, Al Gromer Khan creates the appropriate nocturnal ambience on Mahogany Nights with synthesizers, vibes, marimbas, bells, and unique percussion touches like African logs. Khan's sitar accents rather than dominates pieces like "Taj" and "Night of the Scorpion," and the overall effect is spacious and exotically melodic. Mahogany Nights is a good, gradual introduction to Khan's talents as a composer and sitarist.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares