Odyssey

Korla Pandit

Odyssey
  • CAT # FCD-24746-25

    1. Kartikeya 2:55
    2. Love Song Of The Nile 4:11
    3. Harem Bells 5:25
    4. Kumar 3:15
    5. Tale Of The Underwater Worshippers 6:20
    6. Misirlou 4:30
    7. Kashmiri Love Song 4:00
    8. Song Of India 4:30
    9. Espana 2:08
    10. No Me Quiero Tanto 3:19
    11. Festival Of Flowers 3:17
    12. Orchids In The Moonlight 3:30
    13. Estrellita 3:15
    14. Granada 2:58
    15. La Comparsita 2:50
    16. It Happened In Monterey 3:30
    17. Las Mananitas 2:55
    18. Besame Mucho (English Vocal) 3:24
    19. Maria Bonita 2:05
    20. Joyful Tango 3:05

An icon of early black-and-white TV, Korla Pandit cast a spell over viewers with his seductive stare while his soothing, uniquely percussive pipe organ music transported their minds to faraway places, both worldly and otherworldly. Whether exploring the mysticism of the East (Far and Near) or taking a romantic south-of-the-border journey, the beturbaned keyboard virtuoso created an aura of mystery and an enchanted musical style that is the ultimate in exotica. In recent years, before his 1998 death, Pandit was embraced by the nouveau-lounge set, for whom his "Universal Language of Music" has proven just as alluring as it was for audiences in the late Fifties, when these two very rare albums were first issued.

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