Shakti (2)

Shakti

Also known as Remember Shakti, Remember Shakti*, Shakthi
Members of Shakti (2): John McLaughlin, Ramnad Raghavan, Shankar, Vikku Vinayakram, Zakir Hussain

Discography of Shakti (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Shakti With John McLaughlin 3 Audio 1991 Columbia
2 Shakti With John McLaughlin 3 Audio 1991
3 Natural Elements 8 Audio 1999 Columbia
4 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1999 Columbia
5 Natural Elements 8 Audio 1977 Columbia
6 Shakti With John McLaughlin 3 Audio 1976 Columbia
7 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1977 CBS
8 Remember Shakti 5 Audio 1999 Verve Records
9 Shakti With John McLaughlin 3 Audio 1976 CBS
10 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1977
11 Natural Elements 8 Audio 1977 Columbia
12 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1977 Columbia
13 The Believer 6 Audio 2000 Verve Records
14 Shakti With John McLaughlin 3 Audio 1976 CBS/Sony
15 Saturday Night In Bombay 4 Audio 2001 Verve Records
16 Shakti With John McLaughlin 3 Audio 1976 Columbia
17 Natural Elements 8 Audio 1977 CBS
18 The Best Of Shakti 9 Audio 1994
19 Natural Elements 8 Audio 1977 Columbia
20 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1977 CBS/Sony
21 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1977 Columbia
22 Remember Shakti 5 Audio 1999 Verve Records
23 Shakti 23 Audio 2002
24 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1991-10-25 Sony Records
25 Natural Elements 8 Audio 1991 Sony Records
26 Saturday Night In Bombay 4 Audio 2001-07-04 Verve Records
27 The Believer 6 Audio 2000
28 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1977 CBS
29 Saturday Night In Bombay 4 Audio 2001
30 Natural Elements 8 Audio 1977
31 Remember Shakti 5 Audio 2007-01-00
32 Shakti With John McLaughlin 3 Audio 1976 CBS
33 The Way Of Beauty 8 Audio 2009-03-00
34 Natural Elements 8 Audio 1977 CBS
35 Instrumental Music 8 Audio MAK
36 Natural Elements 8 Audio 1977 Columbia
37 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1977 CBS
38 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1999 Columbia
39 Natural Elements 8 Audio 1999
40 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1977 Columbia
41 The Believer 8 Audio 2000 Verve Records
42 Shakti With John McLaughlin 3 Audio 1976 CBS
43 Visions Of The Apocalypse & Beyond 8 Audio 2002 Shout To The Top
44 Remember Shakti 5 Audio 1999-03-10 Verve Records
45 Natural Elements 8 Audio 1977 CBS
46 Natural Elements 8 Audio 2014-04-14
47 A Handful Of Beauty 6 Audio 1986 CBS
48 Shakti With John McLaughlin 3 Audio


Shakti was a group which played a novel acoustic fusion music which combined Indian music with elements of jazz; it was perhaps the earliest practitioner of the musical genre world fusion.

Its leading member was the English guitar player John McLaughlin, but it also featured the Indian violin player L. Shankar. It also included Zakir Hussain (on tabla), and R. Raghavan (on the Mridangam) and T. H. "Vikku" Vinayakram (on Ghatam).

In addition to fusing Western and Indian music, Shakti also represented a fusion of the Hindustani and Carnatic music traditions, since Hussain is from the North, but the other Indian members are from the South.

It came together in 1975, after the dissolution of the second incarnation of [a70826], and toured fairly extensively during the period 1975-1977; it made only sporadic appearances (with personnel changes) thereafter.

After 1977 the albums which L. Shankar recorded with Z. Hussain and T. H. "Vikku" Vinayakram stayed close to the music made popular by Shakti. Some twenty years later McLaughlin and Hussain put together another band with the same concept, called Remember Shakti, including V. Selvaganesh (son of T. H. "Vikku" Vinayakram ), mandolin player U. Shrinivas and eventually Shankar Mahadevan.

Shakti means creative intelligence, beauty & power. (from wikipedia)


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