Ravi Shankar died on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in southern California. He was 92.
In 1957, LIFE magazine published a couple of pictures of Shankar playing in a “sitar jam session” with jazz greats like Gillespie and pianist Willie “the Lion” Smith in New York City, at a 1956 party in his honor thrown by jazz historian Marshall Stearns. These photos were actually from the LIFE photographer Paul Schutzer’s first (of many) assignments for the magazine.

Ravi Shankar died on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in southern California. He was 92.

In 1957, LIFE magazine published a couple of pictures of Shankar playing in a “sitar jam session” with jazz greats like Gillespie and pianist Willie “the Lion” Smith in New York City, at a 1956 party in his honor thrown by jazz historian Marshall Stearns. These photos were actually from the LIFE photographer Paul Schutzer’s first (of many) assignments for the magazine.

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