Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sagram (1972) -Pop Explosion Sitar Style

Artist: Sagram
Album: Pop Explosion Sitar Style
Released: 1972
Quality: mp3 CBR 256
Size: 84 MB

As a member of Magic Carpet and Magic Carpet II, and on his solo recordings, British sitarist Alford has explored the fusion of Indian music with folk, jazz, and rock. Although he initially studied bagpipes, Alford began playing the sitar in the mid-'60s, inspired by Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar. He went to India in 1968 to study classical sitar with Pandit Sachindranath Saha, and in 1969 recorded an album with guitarist Jim Moyes and tabla player Keshav Sathe for Windmill. Unfortunately, this was issued under the name Sagram, although the actual name of the band was Sargam. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi

A1 Heavenly Feeling
A2 Floating Haze
A3 The Universe Form
B1 Becky's Dance
B2 Morning Glory
B3 Night King

Guitar – Jim Moyes
Sitar – Clem Alford
Tabla – Keshav Sathe

Misspelt as Sagram, though the band's name was actually 'Sargam'. Released without the band's permission, with the cover photo bearing no resemblance to any members of the band.

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