The first track basically sets the tone of the whole CD:
fast improvisations between sitar and kamancheh, with the tabla rhythmically following their pace ... like a conversation between two long lost friends/lovers who meet after 20 - 25 years have passed: there are emotional highs, lows, and everything in between. It is exactly like two passionate, emotional people talking. I give the artists credit for stretching into new venues ... just because the listener can't always follow, doesn't mean it isn't good: just try interrupting two people who have an emotional bond and lots of history together, you can't get a word in edgewise & if you try, they'd shut you up because you're just not tuned in, not on their plane.
Ghazal demonstrates integrity in redefining improvisation by melding two cultures: Indian and Persia. This is a very fine CD. However, like the previous reviewers: I dropped one star *only* because I expected one solid meditative, mysterious melody that I could call blissful. There is nothing wrong with passion, fire and energy but I *would* appreciate *MORE* relaxation, meditation, and peace ... produce this & I'll buy the next one, too.