A coming together of two maestros, legendary Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle collaborates with sitar virtuoso and vocalist Shujaat Khan on this brand new, contemporary Indian classical album. Naina Lagai Ke is a new album that sees Asha Bhosle collaborate with a classical musician for the first time in 14 years. In 1996 she had worked with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan on an album titled Legacy that was nominated for a Grammy Award. This time round she combines forces with Shujaat Khan, son of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan on an album that defies genres. The songs draw from traditional music and were recorded live in the studio with four additional musicians, but with the focus on the singing. The result is a showcase of Asha Bhosles supreme versatility and talent, as it is for Shujaat Khans exceptional voice and master sitar playing.
(4 stars) Comes as a relief to hear Bhosle in this classical setting...constantly challenging and sparking off each other. -- Financial times, (David Honigmann), March 12, 2011
(4 stars) Khan has composed the songs in a warm, lyrical style and they suit Asha's effortless, floating voice perfectly. -- Evening Standard, (Simon Broughton), March 11, 2011
(4 stars) Two Indian music greats combine beautifully...Khan's deep voice complementing the youthful flightiness that Bhosle still brings to a song. -- The Times, (David Hutcheon), March 12, 2011