I have half a dozen U. Srinivas albums, coming to him by way of Remember Shakti with John McLaughlin. This is perhaps the most gentle, soulful, and joyful. The recording, more than several of the other albums, compliments this mandolin genius and the other players. The accompanying musicians are exquisite, though I'm not sure what they're playing, perhaps a bowed Indian instrument and a sitar type instrument and than very fine tabla playing and at least one maybe two large and small clay drums. The call and response between the violin or whatever it is and the mandolin just soars. The selection of tunes covers a range of what I guess is karnatic South Indian music, from folk-oriented to ragas. There doesn't seem to be one note here that doesn't exemplify the skill and creativity and great sensitivity of Srinivas. Forget Eric Clapton--Srinivas is God!