Who's to Know

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Who's to Know
Who's to Know.jpg
Studio album by Shankar
Released 1981
Recorded November 1980
Genre Carnatic Classical
Length 45:56
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Shankar chronology
Touch Me There
Who's to Know

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


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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

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. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 177. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.