Known to his legion of admirers as Shahen-Shan-e-Qawwali (The Brightest Star of Qawwali), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was the greatest voice of qawwali music at the time of his death in 1997.

Known to his legion of admirers as Shahen-Shan-e-Qawwali (The Brightest Star of Qawwali), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was the greatest voice of qawwali music at the time of his death in 1997. Since then, the last of his recordings have slowly surfaced. Body & Soul presents four songs tracked in the artist's hometown of Lahore, Pakistan, not long before his passing. The running time of the disc is more than 67 minutes, so, as is typical with qawwali, the songs are long. The second song, "Mahya Pardesi Hogiya (My Love Has Become a Stranger)," is recommended for the wonderful sustained vocal tapestry created by Khan and his fellow singers. Track three, "Barsoon Kay Intizar Ka (Waiting for Years)," has the most melodic and rhythmic appeal for Western listeners. Even in death, Khan remains the best teacher of qawwali we have known.—PVV