The Yoga Sessions: Hang with Angels is Masood Ali Khan's second album, and the fifth release in the critically acclaimed The Yoga Sessions series from Yoga Organix and White Swan Records.
Eleven tracks of original compositions feature vocal performances from Suzanne Sterling, Visvambhar Sheth (Mayapuris), Kamaniya Devi (Premahara), Lisbeth Scott, Sheela Bringi (PremaSoul), Radha, Terra Gold and Monica Page. The world class cast of instrumentalists includes renowned flautist Steve Gorn, Go-Ray & Duke, Clinton Patterson (PremaSoul), Ray Ippolito (As Kindred Spirits) and global percussionist Marla Leigh.
Buoyed by master musicians from around the world, the recording is studded with ethereal, meditative and richly-colored soundscapes especially designed for savasana and also ideally suited for wellness applications such as meditation and bodywork, or as beautiful atmospheric music for a mellow evening.
Dr. Masood Ali Khan, Ph.D., was born from Indian parents and raised in London. A practitioner of yoga for 20 years and student of acupuncture, Masood was also head of the teaching faculty for Human and Universal Energy for Health and Wellness at the International University for Complementary Medicines in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Combining the power of the Heart and Mind's healing potential for humanity, Masood's Hang (pron. "hung") becomes a medium, transferring positive intentions within the sound vibrations of the recordings. The listener senses this and feelings of love, creativity, passion and compassion come alive within them.
A live performer for several elite Los Angeles-area yoga teachers such as Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye, Sara Ivanhoe, Peter Sterios, Terra Gold and Ashley Turner, Masood has spread his music internationally beyond the USA to Europe, Asia, Australia and even the clubs of Ibiza, adding to countless playlists for yoga classes and daily listening. He has performed at Esalen Institute, Kripalu and Bhakti Fest among other high-visibility venues and events.
Performing alongside some of the stars of Bhakti music (including gigs with Dave Newman, Wah, Girish, MC Yogi, Govindas & Radha and Suzanne Sterling, Masood is bringing his unique sound and performance to the rapidly growing yoga 'Bhakti' music movement.
Some Quotes and reviews:
“Hang with Angels is a sonic Elixer to open the heart and transform any yoga class or any environment into a healing ritual space where our velocity melts into a vast sacred stillness. This exquisite offering beckons one to taste the nectar produced when listener, musician, music and mantra unite.”
Micheline Berry - LA Yoga Magazine
"Ethereal. Enchanting. Illuminating". "In Masood’s hands the instrument can send you on a magic-carpet ride". "If grace could be musically recorded, it would sound very much like Masood’s Hang with Angels".
- Yoga Journal
"combines the soothing, exotic sounds of the hang with several of yoga music’s finest female vocalists. Ethereal, hypnotic renderings of Radhe Govinda, the Gayatri Mantra, Jai Bhagavan, Gate Gate, and seven other chants and mantras pull the listener into a quietly expansive state of mind. "a perfect soundscape for meditation, bodywork and relaxation any time of day. Be enthralled!
Light Of Consciousness Magazine
"The play on words in this hang (pronounced hung) player’s sophomore album title is ingenious: the percussive, spaceship-looking hang’s unique, watery sound makes it a perfect accompaniment for the ‘angels,’ in this case a handful of heralded kirtan singers". "A serene and gorgeous effort".
"This sublime offering brings the sacred sounds of Masood's divine hang with an amazing collection of Kirtan artists to create a stream of transporting melodic beauty that is an great gift for the flow of yoga, love and life."
"This music is rapturous—ethereally haunting and mystically uplifting—as hanging with angels tends to be…"
"Beautiful, soulful music from Moose and his angelic friends...
Listen and ascend!" -Jai Uttal
DJ Pathaan - BBC World - Musical Rickshaw
““The Yoga Sessions: Masood Ali Khan” has received a listing in Yoga Journal’s Nov ’09 top 10 celebrity playlist for the track Bhakti Gita.”
Yoga Journal -
released September 13, 2011
Vocals - Suzanne Sterling, Visvambhar Sheth (Mayapuris), Kamaniya Devi (Premahara), Lisbeth Scott, Sheela Bringi (PremaSoul), Radha ( Govindas & Radha), Terra Gold and Monica Page.
renowned flautist Steve Gorn, Go-Ray & Duke, Clinton Patterson (PremaSoul), Ray Ippolito (As Kindred Spirits) and global percussionist & Flautist Marla Leigh.
Recorded and Mixed at Prism Studios by Ramin Sakurai.
Mastered by Jim Kissling
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