Three Ragas, Ravi Shankar’s Western debut (recorded in London in 1956), remains one of his finest albums ever recorded. Although Shankar was already an accomplished and well-known musician in India in 1956, he was still almost completely unknown in the West. The album, consisting of three ragas, was meant to be a kind of introduction to Shankar’s music for the Western listener. Side A consists of “Raga Jog”, an evening Raga that “expresses the yearning of a longing soul”, while side B consists of a morning devotional raga, “Raga Ahir Bhairav”, as well as a raga of the southern Indian Carnatic tradition, “Raga Simhendra Madhyaman”. Also featuring Chatur Lal, one of the best tabla players of all time!! Includes liner notes.