I ( now ) LOVE Indian music, well the sound of the Bansuri flute anyway.
I remember hearing it on that classic ashtanga video ( which pretty much made me want to practice Ashtanga in the first place), OK you've seen this a million times but listen to the flute
I heard it again on the Ravi Shankar CD yesterday, now my all time favourite CD in the world ever, well this week anyway.
I think it's Ronu Majumdar playing on the above Album here he is on Youtube.
The flute is the Bansuri, a side blowing single shaft bamboo flute. Excellent site here and another here from which I borrowed the picture left. tells you all about it and best of all how to beginning playing one. Supposedly there's a music shop in Southall that sells them. Clearly as a Woodwind repairer it is essential that I get my hands one, for purely professional reasons you understand.
But of course you can't play Le Jazz on a Bansuri.........can you?
Now I need to get on and practice rather than googling Bansuri all morning.