JOHN HANDY - John Handy's Rainbow Band 1979 (CD)

Category: HI HAT CDs

• Excellent performance live from the Great American Music Hall
• Includes the entire NPR 'Jazz Alive' Broadcast
• Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality
• Background liners

John Handy with his Rainbow Band, live at the San Francisco Great American Music Hall, July 27th 1979

At the end of the 1970s, jazz saxophonist John Handy helmed an adventurous plunge into world fusion with his Rainbow band. Featuring Indian music virtuosos Ali Akbar Khan on sarod, Zakir Hussain on percussion and L. Subramanian on violin, it also included Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete.

This San Francisco Great American Music Hall performance from July 27, 1979, was originally broadcast on National Public Radio's 'Jazz Alive' program and features a 54-minute performance of a work also titled 'Rainbow' composed by Khan specifically for this broadcast.


1. Interview + DJ Introduction
2. Rainbow
3. Station Outro

John Handy (Saxophone)
Ali Akbar Khan (Sarod)
Zakir Hussain (Table)
L. Subramanian (Violin)
Bola Sete (Guitar)


Title John Handy's Rainbow Band 1979
Catalogue No HHCD3102
Format CD
Barcode 5297961310216