Friday Jams Fest

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  1. CaninesCanines says:

    Mr. Shankar, a soft-spoken, eloquent man whose virtuosity transcended musical languages, was trained in both Eastern and Western musical traditions. Although Western audiences were often mystified by the odd sounds and shapes of the instruments when he began touring in Europe and the United States in the early 1950s, Mr. Shankar and his ensemble gradually built a large following for Indian music.

    Mr. Shankar collaborated with the violinist Yehudi Menuhin and the flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal, and was a mentor to the jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane…

    From D.A.’s Pennebaker’s classic documentary Monterey Pop (filmed in 1967). If you like, click to 6:57 to the beginning visuals of the sitar-playing Shankar performing (though a few seconds earlier and you’ll see Jimi Hendrix followed by Michael Bloomfield digging the slower intro).

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