KOLKATA, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- Sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar's latest album "The Living Room Sessions Part II" that spans a wide range of Indian classical ragas will be released towards the end of 2013, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.
The legendary sitarist was posthumously honoured with a lifetime achievement award at this year's 55th annual Grammys and also won world's best music album for "The Living Room Sessions Part 1".
The Living Room was conceived after Ravi Shankar improvised seven different ragas in October 2011 following long informal sessions with tabla accompanist Tanmoy Bose at his home in Encinitas, California.
Tanmoy, a long-time accompanist of Shankar, said: "It was pure Shankar, the pairing of deep musical experience and brilliant technique performed with the energy and passion he brings to his live concerts."
The album has four tracks starting with Raga Malgunji, a meditative strain reflecting on the distance between the human and the supreme, to the lighter, lyrical Raga Khamaj and Raga Kedara.
The last track is Raga Satyajit, a spontaneous melodic raga dedicated to late film maestro Satyajit Ray.....