Ananda Shankar was a Bengali musician best known for fusing Western and Eastern musical styles. The son of dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar and the nephew of Indian classical musician Ravi Shankar. He released six albums, six cassettes, one EP and three CDs during his career.
His 1970 self-titled debut album is being re-released this September by Music on Vinyl. Consisting mainly of instrumental recordings featuring sitar and Moog synthesizer, it includes a cover version of the Rolling Stones’ 1968 hit song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and a thirteen-minute Indian-style piece titled “Sagar (The Ocean)”.
Listen to beautiful “Sarar (The Ocean)” below and pre-order a copy here ahead of the albums 22nd September release.