A curated collection of article links and praise for the Artist
"Stunningly hypnotic." — Broadway World
" this is a very worthwhile disc."— Songlines Magazine UK
"Will You" on Darek Mazzone's 2017 Top Ten Albums
"Passionate and beautiful."— David Dalle, CKCU
"It is no ordinary album. Instead, it's a powerful, poignant, moving and thought-provoking."— Derek Anderson
"Will You is a sublime musical experience "Sublime."— Darek Mazzone, KEXP
"Beautiful voice, beautiful arrangement."— Tony Berry, WRUV
"Current favorite."— Roger Holdsworth, PBS
"The album is magnificent beyond description."— The Score Magazine
"A unique and engaging ensemble of world-class musicians."— KBUT
"This Pale is one of those wonderful collaborative efforts that have come about because of adversity" – Qantara.de
"He has stepped into the shoes of his father nicely and flowered into a brilliant performer, with Shujaat in prime form one did not miss the Sitar monarch Vilayat Khan, where else would one find such an elfin and sprightly tone that seems to set up gleaming sound bubbles, ambling on as if in a merry dance, such lightness and pliancy of touch generating a host of light-winged graces, a never ending source of aesthetic delight."
THE HINDU / 2008
"I am no Xerox!"
"Candid and affable, the two seemingly polarised traits come together most wonderfully, most admirably in sitarist Shujaat Husain Khan. Undisputedly, one of the leading sitarists today, yet, as he puts it: "People'd never let me forget I am the son of legendary sitarist Ustad Vilayat Khan."
HT CITY / 2005
"Shujaat Hussain Khan literally commanded the gathering at Quila Mubarak last evening"
TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE / 2005
"Dropped from a master, the note glows with a unique warmth and light. Tiny embellishments produced with a rapid, graduated pulling of the main playing string and setting up a concourse of exquisitely pulsating string tones were at once captivating. Absolute accuracy of such a bevy of notes following each other in a running succession and coaxed out instrument with one single jerk of the plectrum is amongst the most difficult in manipulating a stringed instrument."
THE HINDU / 2001
"A miracle of nature is unravelled before one's eyes."
CHENNAI / 2001
"One's primary feeling as Shujaat struck the first note was how conclusively does a single note or word tell the tale of the amount of thought and rumination and years of steadfast hard work behind the same."
CHENNAI / 2001
"Khan's work in the gayki ang style is rich with vocal sounds produced by sensuously sliding melodies.
L.A. TIMES / 2000
"His aalaap has an intensity and a heartwrenching melody that flows spontaneously to touch the listener's heart."
INDIA WEST / 2000
"An exhibition of intensity that's rarely seen in performance on the sitar... trance-including at one moment and jaw-dropping the next...the musicianship was simply astounding."
PHILL GALLO, L.A. / 2000
"Dynamic and breathtaking solo."
EDMONTON JOURNAL / 1999
"Arguably the year's best world music album."
"His mastery over the instrument makes his raga seem like an anthem, controlled and tense, with the power of a coiled spring."
NEW DELHI / 1986
"It is difficult to believe that human fingers could move at such speed."
NEW YORK TIMES
"The music was as much a speeding locomotive as it was intricate tapestry"
THE WASHINGTON POST / 1998
"The performance was so engrossing that time stood still.... the music seemed to fly and the audience went along for the ride.... a standing ovation."
THE PLAIN DEALER, CLEVELAND / 1998
"Seductive sliding melodies of his vocalized style, blended into an irresistible expression of creative musical passion."
LOS ANGELES TIMES / 1998
"World music at its best"
"The lyrical eloquence was like someone humming phrases, it was magical."
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"Played with the refinement of established wealth. The music came to a whirlwind climax; a standing ovation was spontaneous"
LOS ANGELES TIMES
"His music is psychology and wisdom about how to put notes together."
THE VILLAGE VOICE, NEW YORK
"Brilliant mind and brilliant technique combined in young Shujaat, produced a brilliant performance."
DIE WELT, WEST GERMANY
"The passages like some fine lace and the complete Raga played by Shujaat was like a tapestry beautifully woven and fascinatingly synchronized."
FRANCE SOIR, PARIS
"For two hours he unleashed on the Bombay public; his tremendous technical virtuosity with 10 years of training behind him at the age of 13."
BOMBAY TIMES / 1973
"His plucking is more controlled and cleaner than any other Sitarist of his age."
NEW DELHI / 1986
"A daring and dedicated performer, some of his admirers fondly say he plays the Sitar through strings that sing."
NEW DELHI / 1987
"The Sitar is his instrument of speech, of feeling, of expression and creation. Shujaat's touch has the magnified clarity whose fingers can make the string coo like a dove."
NEW DELHI / 1986