Who's to Know

Who's to Know is an album by violinist Shankar recorded in 1980 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Who's to Know
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Studio album by
RecordedNovember 1980
GenreCarnatic music
ProducerManfred Eicher
Shankar chronology
Touch Me There
Who's to Know


The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4½ stars stating "For this 1980 session, the violinist focuses on the traditional ragas of his native India, with two extended pieces... On the first raga (both pieces here are reconfigurations of traditional ragas), he moves from a meditative solo stretch to some frenetic interplay with Hussein, eventually ending the piece with an incredible, lightning-fast display of technique. The group opt for a more even-keeled pace on the second raga. Shankar is impressive again, while Hussein makes the best of some lengthy solo spots. An essential disc for L. Shankar fans".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Shankar
  1. "Ragam Tanam Pallavi" - 22:11
  2. "Ananda Nadamadum Tillai Sankara" - 23:45
  • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in November 1980



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 16, 2011
  2. ^ a b Cook, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 16, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 177. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.