Ali Akbar Khan

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This artist is often credited as Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
Ustad is an honorific given to performers of great talent and ability.

Annotation last modified on 2009-02-25 11:56 UTC.

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Ali Akbar Khan (Bengali: আলী আকবর খাঁ) (14 April 1922 – June, 18 2009), often referred to as Khansahib or by the title Ustad (master), was a Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod. Khan was instrumental in popularising Indian classical music in the West, both as a performer (often in conjunction with Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar), and as a teacher. He established a music school in Calcutta in 1956, and the Ali Akbar College of Music in 1967, which is now located in San Rafael, California and has a branch in Basel, Switzerland. Khan also composed several classical ragas and film scores. He was a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Trained as a musician and instrumentalist by his father, Allauddin Khan, Khan first came to America in 1955 on the invitation of violinist Yehudi Menuhin and later settled in California. Khan was nominated for five Grammy Awards and was accorded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, in 1989. He has also won a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts's National Heritage Fellowship.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1956 Music of India, Morning and Evening Rāgas Ustad Ali Akbar Khan & Pandit Chatur Lal 1
1964 The Master Musicians of India Ravi Shankar & Ustad Ali Akbar Khan 3
1965 The Soul of Indian Music Ali Akbar Khan 1
1968 Flowers of Evil (Les fleurs de mal) Yvette Mimieux / Ustad Ali Akbar Khan 1
1968 The Forty Minute Raga: Raga Marwa Ali Akbar Khan 1
1969 The 80 Minute Raga Ali Akbar Khan 1
1989 Sarod Ali Akbar Khan 1
1990 Journey Ali Akbar Khan 2
1994 Two Originals: Karuna Supreme & Rainbow John Handy & Ali Akbar Khan 1
1995 From India Ravi Shankar & Ustad Ali Akbar Khan 1
1995 Then and Now: The Music of the Great Master Continues Ali Akbar Khan 1
1996 Duet Ustad Ali Akbar Khan & L. Subramaniam 1
1996 Passing on the Tradition Ali Akbar Khan 1
1996 Signature Series, Volume 2 Ali Akbar Khan 1
1996 Legacy Ali Akbar Khan 1
2003 Swara Samrat Ali Akbar Khan 1
AIR, Volume 1 Ali Akbar Khan 1
All India Radio, Volume 3 Ali Akbar Khan 1
Artistic Sound Of Sarod Ali Akbar Khan 1
Rare Ragas Ali Akbar Khan 1
The Greatest Hits Of Ravi Shankar & Ustad Ali Akbar Khan 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1973 Ragas Compilation Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan 2
2011 The Great Heritage - Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Compilation Ali Akbar Khan 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Garden of Dreams Ali Akbar Khan 1
1994 Signature Series, Volume 1 Ali Akbar Khan 1
Plays Alap: A Sarod Solo Ali Akbar Khan 1
Sarod Vol.9 Ali Akbar Khan 1
Traditional Music of India Ali Akbar Khan 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Signature Series, Volume 3 Compilation Ali Akbar Khan 2
1994 Signature Series, Volume 4 Compilation Ali Akbar Khan & Nikhil Banerjee 2

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