Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ravi Shankar died... age 92. I knew he worked with George Harrison, of course, but I didn't know that he'd worked with John Coltrane before that:

Mr. Shankar loved to mix the music of different cultures. He collaborated with the flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal and the jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane, who had become fascinated with Indian music and philosophy in the early ’60s. Coltrane met with Mr. Shankar several times from 1964 to 1966 to learn the basics of ragas, talas and Indian improvisation techniques. Coltrane named his son Ravi after Mr. Shankar. 

Shankar was also the father of singer Norah Jones.

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