The artists who performed in this event were
Hariprasad Chaurasia on Bamboo Flute (Bansuri)
George Brookson Saxophone
Steve Smith on Drums
Vijay Ghate on Tabla
Kai Eckhardt on Bass and
Fareed Haque on Guitars
Kaveri Agashe added the magical touch of Kathak.
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia started with Raag Hemavathi, a blissful devotional raag (and probably a morning Raaga too) and then had a nice Jugalbandhi with Vijay Ghate. Contrary to popular opinion, the alap and parts before the Jugalbandhi were the most magical moments for me. I could remember some tunes from Hindi movie songs here and there. Those music directors have to get their stuff from somewhere within the Raaga database of classical music anyway!
That was the first part of the concert. Then the Jazz artists took over. George Brooks plays a unique mix of Indian classical and Jazz. …