This is a very good (not excellent) recording of a legend - Ustad Vilayat Khan. If you've heard Ravi Shankar's innovative playing, listen to Vilayat Khan's to realise the power of the conventional sitar playing. He is a purist, and it shows. At no point does he intend to dazzle you. But the albums a whole takes you to a nice quiet space. You can't listen to Ravi Shankar in the background (he calls for your attention), but with Khan sahib, you can.