John Handy & Ali Akbar Khan “Karuna Supreme”

John Handy & Ali Akbar Khan “Karuna Supreme”

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John Handy & Ali Akbar Khan
Karuna Supreme
MPS BASF/Teichiku Records (Japan) 1977
KUX-12-P (LP)
sleeve : EX(SOC, slightly color-fade.)
media : NM-/EX-(some very slightly surface noises, side B has some light surface noises caused by very slightly wear.)

John Handy, an alto saxophonist in California, USA, who attracted attention in the 50's when he joined the group of Charles Mingus, and became interested in Eastern/Indian philosophy after that, and Ali Akbar Khan, a Bengali sarod player based in San Francisco for a long time, recorded together in 1975. Zakir Hussain (tabla) and Yagish S. Sahota (tambura) are participating in this project. The hippie movement that began in the 60's led to a deep penetration of oriental folk music in the rock and jazz scene in California, and this album is an example of this influence. If you listen to the parts with just Ali Akbar Khan, Zakkir Hussain and Yagish S. Sahota, it is completely Indian, but the soft melody of John Handy's saxophone adds a touch of colour. This is a wonderfully gentle and moving performance.

A2: Karuna Supreme
B1: The Soul and the Atma

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