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Sharon Isbin

Live in Aspen w/ Khan, Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash

Release Date: June 21, 2024

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1 Capricho arabe  
2 Sacred Evening - Alap Yaman  
3 Sacred Evening - Raga Yaman  
4 By the Moon - Alap Behag  
5 By the Moon - Raga Behag  
6 Raga Ganesh Kalyan  
7 Raga Bahar  
8 Raga Bhatyali - Folk Music of Bengal  
9 Romancing Earth - Alap Pilu  
10 Romancing Earth - Raga Pilu  
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Multiple Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin’s newest recording Live in Aspen, with India’s legendary sarod masters Amjad Ali Khan, his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, and tabla virtuoso Amit Kavthekar, will be released June 21, 2024 on ZOHO Music (ZM202405). The album was recorded live at their sold-out concert for the Aspen Music Festival, one of North America’s largest and most beloved summer festivals, and is being released in celebration of the festival’s 75th anniversary this season.

Their Strings for Peace (ZM202004), recorded following a tour in India, was awarded Best of 2020 by publications around the world. It rose to #2 on Amazon’s World Music Chart and was praised by Rolling Stone as “A remarkable spiritual and emotional journey,” and by NPR’s All Songs Considered as “Highly sensual, both in a spiritual and sexy way!”

Live in Aspen opens with Isbin’s solo performance of celebrated 19th-century Spanish guitarist Francisco Tárrega’s Capricho árabe, rich in Moorish influences. Spanish composers often found inspiration in flamenco, a tradition believed to have evolved in Andalucía with influences from the Romani who migrated from India hundreds of years ago.

Isbin is then joined by Ayaan Ali Bangash in Sacred Evening, the first of three works composed by Amjad Ali Khan for guitar, sarod and tabla. In By the Moon, Amaan Ali Bangash joins Isbin in a Raga Behag. Maestro Khan’s solo set includes folk music of Bengal, and the final work, Romancing Earth, features all five performers.

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