Sad loss back in the fifties. I became quite intrigued with Indian classical, the sitar always had a haunting quality which triggered off (for me at least.)the mysticism associated with the so-called psychedelic revolution. Mr Shankar`s association with some gf the jazz greats , Coltrane was given an insight into Indian classical by the Maestro and it influenced his later performances. I remember hearing Cotrane`s playing of `My Favorite Things.) (U.S. spelling.) and to me it had a trance like quality about it. Farewell Sir Ravi another spiritual journey has started. Regds. N.
Sachal Studios (Brilliant line up of Pakistani classical and traditional musicians.) recording of `Take Five` (Utube). is well worth having a listen too and shows the fusion of the ancient and modern N.