Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan
"Following a gorgeous classical Indian alap sung by Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan over a rumbling bass drone, the first 21 cells made for a splashy, variegated opening."
- New York Times


July 7, 2017

Nimbus Releases “Transcendence Darbari”: Mashkoor Ali Khan & Anindo Chatterjee

Transcendence-Darbari, released July 7th on the Nimbus Alliance label, is the second of a two-part release that brings together master Indian classical vocalist Mashkoor Ali Khan with the extraordinary tabla virtuoso Anindo Chatterjee to create some sublime music reflecting the depths of their respective centuries old musical traditions.  Performed deep into the night, raga Darbari is characterized by solemnity as well as a deep sense of longing and devotion. The gravitas of this raga tests the very limits of any master vocalist and it stands at the very pinnacle of the repertoire. The profound emotions of Darbari are flawlessly evoked in this recording by Mashkoor Ali Khan, which begins with a slow vilambit rendition and is followed by a faster drut composition.

Back to News