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Audio, Cassette, July 1, 1991
This re-issue is now available through Universal classic.
It's a simple enough concept: gather four great musicians--percussionist Zaikir Hussain, flutist Hariprasad Chaurasia, guitarist John McLaughlin, and saxophonist Jan Garbarek--into a studio, push "record," and see what happens. In the case of Making Music, quite a bit does happen. The meditative flute work of Chaurasia gives this disc a much deserved Indian feel, Garbarek's soaring horn lines add plenty of soul, and the interplay between McLaughlin and Hussain forms a rich tapestry of sounds. Soothing and soaring, here's an example of genre-fusing at its finest. --Jason Verlinde
3.5 stars Well Done ! VERY DECENT Accurate recordings of Tablas, percussions...
flutes, sax, are quite nice too, but.... Read more
Fantastic recording. First song has some of my favorite guitar work ever recorded. Just wish they would have brought the sax down in the mix at times.Published 10 months ago by jeremy j. roth
If you have outgrown the rock & roll that sounds like a kid banging on a trash can, this is a wonderful alternative. I never get tired of listening to this music.Published 17 months ago by Douglas Patton
I just listened to this again after revisiting some Shakti recordings. While there is a fusion element in the combination of Indian and Western instruments, musically it's chamber... Read morePublished on March 24, 2011 by Mark Sullivan
I have to agree with the other reviewers about the volume level of Garbarek. He's just too hot in the mix. It's somewhat jarring to my senses whenever he plays. Read morePublished on September 15, 2002 by Paul J. Escamilla
This is a truly wonderful album and I agree with the other reviewers. I know it's for the sake of keeping it real but, Manfred the sax is way outta control volume wise. Read morePublished on February 24, 2002 by Kenny b Natural