Jugalbandi is a classical North Indian musical duet (meaning literally "tied together"). This jugalbandi works well because Matthew Montfort has studied sitar and is a pioneer of the scalloped fretboard guitar, and Pandit Habib Khan has been described as the "Jimi Hendrix of the sitar" by L'Orient le Jour, Beirut's French language newspaper. They will be accompanied by tabla master Ferhan Qureshi.
Ancient Future is the first and longest running musical organization dedicated exclusively to the mission of creating world fusion music. BILLBOARD calls the group "trendsetters" for their early contributions to the movement.