In this extended performance just one raga is explored and it is one of the best-loved in the hundreds of ancient ragas still being performed. For what turned out to be such a special event, with the poignancy attached to it being almost Vilayat Khan's last performance, the choice of raga could not have been more appropriate. Malkauns is not only one of the grandest, most respected and beloved of all ragas but is often thought to have supernatural powers. During the course of it's long history it has encompassed contrasting moods, from heroism to sensual love. Above all it is serious and dignified. Add to that the fact that it is usually performed around midnight (somewhat earlier in this performance) and so much of it's special mystique comes across. Here he performs with the accomplished and most sought after tabla player Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. This double album is also presented with a bonus CD from Navras. A classical solo debut release of his son, Hidayat Khan, titled Soul to Soul presenting a recording of Raga Sanjh Saravali- a creation of Ustad Vilayat Khan.