Live at Carnegie Hall

Recorded last October, this comprises the opening set for Angel's previously released Full Circle/Carnegie Hall 2000 concert pairing of father/daughter sitarists Ravi and Anoushka Shankar—cappe

Recorded last October, this comprises the opening set for Angel's previously released Full Circle/Carnegie Hall 2000 concert pairing of father/daughter sitarists Ravi and Anoushka Shankar—capped with the concluding "Raga Mishra Piloo" from Anoushka's performance last June at England's Salisbury Festival. The Carnegie Hall program features two ragas and a duet between her and her father's regular tabla players Bikram Ghosh and Tanmoy Bose, who first enter the tableau in the second part of the opening "Raga Madhuvanti"—a piece marked by a repeating Shankar sitar run that seems to layer upon itself. "Raga Desh" follows, and it scintillates in a briskly meandering sitar improv that forces the tablas to play catch-up. Beautifully produced, this disc encourages listeners to delve deep into the artistry of both the Indian classical music form and the instrumentalist—who shows in the 19-minute Salisbury raga that she is emerging from under the wing of her legendary father's tutelage.—JB