Remember Shakti

Shakti / John McLaughlin

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Remember Shakti Review

by Heather Phares

On Remember Shakti, jazz guitarist John McLaughlin returns to one of his chief inspirations -- classical Indian music -- by re-forming his '70s group Shakti. Original members Zakir Hussain (tabla) and Vikku Vinayakram (ghatam) return, joined by Hariprasad Chaurasia on the bansuri (Indian flute). Remember Shakti has a more meditative, fluid feel than the percussive work of the original group, but McLaughlin's subtle, hypnotic guitar work bridges Shakti's past and present. Remember Shakti's double-disc length gives the group ample time to explore the intricacies of compositions like "The Wish," "Chandrakauns," and the hour-plus "Mukti." An emotionally rich, musically accomplished album, Remember Shakti reunites a unique group of players.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 John McLaughlin / Shakti 01:03:30 SpotifyAmazon
2 John McLaughlin / Shakti 09:10 SpotifyAmazon
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