Pandit Ravi Shankar, the “Godfather of World Music”, has passed. The legendary sitar player that brought Indian music to the West, died late December 11th, 2012, in San Diego near his home. He is survived by his wife Sukanya, and daughter Anoushka. He is father to jazz singer Norah Jones, and also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Famous for teaching Beatle George Harrison the sitar, he recorded with the super group on the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”. More….
Al Di is still hot and out rolling with his latest collaboration, the New World Sinfonia. Energized by the 2008 25 year reunion tour of Return to Forever, Al Di and his new band mates are on the road. The new sounds are full of rich energies and improvisation,”….which really reaches far beyond the almost head-banging male crowd that electric fusion attracts.”