Yehudi Menuhin, Ravi Shankar & Jean-Pierre Rampal – Improvisations

11 Dec

Ravi Shankar - Improvisations DS288p front

Reissue: New decode

Release: DS288p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’



6 Responses to “Yehudi Menuhin, Ravi Shankar & Jean-Pierre Rampal – Improvisations”

  1. rockysquirrel January 25, 2016 at 14:41 #

    Wow! This new decode sounds even better! This is a treasure for me.

    • oxforddickie January 25, 2016 at 15:04 #

      I totally agree. Andfor those who may still be wondering why i’m doing so many reissues, it’s because the two main decoding process’s are sp accurate that the results are the closest we have ever been to having a copy of the Master tape to listen too, and this album is one of those where some thought went into the mix, and now we can appreciate it fully.

      Of course most of the good mixes are, unfortunately, SQ encoded but there will be a (D) release on Saturday that shows just how good ‘Chimera’ is.

  2. Highlander December 15, 2015 at 22:42 #

    What a trio of names….Menuhin, Shankar & Rampal. Perfect! Thanks for this OD, appreciate it. 🙂

  3. quadro2013 December 13, 2015 at 08:28 #

    I never knew this album until I heard the first decode of it. It’s amazing!

    It’s not the music for every day (of course), but from time to time I’m in the mood to listen to it.

    The best way for me to listen to it, is to dim the lights, close my eyes and have a fine cup of tea…

  4. joeerand December 11, 2015 at 06:38 #

    Ooh, I want to hear this. It’s the only quad recording of Indian music I can think of.

    • joeerand December 23, 2015 at 23:24 #

      Now I’ve heard it, and it’s lovely. At the time it was recorded, nobody was using the “New Age” or “World Music” labels, but it falls in the gap between those genres. I find the music relaxing and contemplative, but not simple or repetitive…there’s a lot of nuance and musicality. The quad image is quite nice too…basically a realistic soundstage, but a clear improvement over stereo.
      I really wish there was more Indian music present in surround formats. If anyone knows of any, let me know.

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