Through the 70’s, the young and upcoming Zakir Hussain ran the tabla department at the Ali Akbar College of Music and was the principle tabla accompanist to Maestro Ali Akbar Khan (Khansahib). These were magical days of music, with a student body eager to learn Indian classical music from the master himself. Every summer, Khansahib would end the session of teaching with a grand concert; this recording captures that golden time. Khansahib and Zakir’s playfulness was contagious and kept audiences enthralled concert after concert.
(Originally released on cassette in 1979 on AMMP)
#1 Live in San Francisco Part 1 By Ali Akbar Khan
#2 Live in San Francisco Part 2 By Ali Akbar Khan with Zakir Hussain