2013-05-24: Linked by @mohank - M. Balamuralikrishna: hanuma anuma, sarasangi, adi [MBK]
2013-05-24: Linked by @rajapundalik - Raag Maru-Bihag, Pt. Ravi Shankar, The original & much-decorated ambassador of ICM outside India plays for the first television channel of India - DD! The full-treatment, although somewhat shorter, recording gives you Aalap-Jod-MidTempo-FastTempo compositions. Compositions are set to Roopak (7-beat meter) & Teen-Taal (16-beat meter), respectively. The recording is a bit scratchy but one can observe deftness of his ‘chikari’ work & fiddling expertise in the initial shots through ‘aalap’ and the raag-presentation is certainly worth its weight in gold! Enjoy the original maestro…
2013-05-23: Linked by @mohank - Mandolin Srinivas: chakkani raja, kharaharapriya, adi [Tyagaraja]
2013-05-23: Linked by @rajapundalik - Raag Durga, Ust. Amjad Ali Khan, The handsome ambassador of ICM the world-over is the inheritor of sarod lineage and is renowned for his sense of aesthetics in performances. He plays Raag Durga, an early night melody, beginning with an unaccompanied aalap & a composition set to teen-taal (16-beat meter).
2013-05-22: Linked by @mohank - Sanjay Subrahmanyan: janani ninuvina, reetigowla, m-chapu [Subbaraya Shastri]
2013-05-22: Linked by @rajapundalik - Raag Abhogi-Kanada, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, The Kirana-Gharana maestro sings Abhogi-Kanada, very rarely heard these days! Part of a live recording, the drut bandish set to Ektaal (fast-tempo 12-beat meter) is especially expressive. Accompaniment credits are unavailable but tabla sounds like Pt. Shashikant (Nana) Mulay. Enjoy Bhimsen-ji’s electrifying presentation…!!!
2013-05-21: Linked by @mohank - M. D. Ramanathan: janani ninuvina, reetigowla, m-chapu [Subbaraya Shastri]
2013-05-21: Linked by @rajapundalik - Raag Darbari, Pt. Jasraj, Recorded in 1984, perhaps the best decade in the octogenarian performer’s life, this extremely contemplative Darbari is one of the best recorded by contemporary vocalists! Trademark usage of sargam unique to Mewati-Gharana, electric taan & wonderful bandishes embellish this all-time great recording. The khyaal is set to slow-tempo Ektaal (12-beat meter) & bandish is sung to mid-tempo Teen-taal (16-beat meter). Although accompaniment credits are unavailable, it is clearly Late Appasaheb Jalgaonkar on the harmonium. A recording for posterity indeed…!!!
2013-05-20: Linked by @mohank - T. N. Seshagopalan: marukelara, jayantasri, adi [Tyagaraja]
2013-05-20: Linked by @rajapundalik - Raag Yaman, Begum Parveen Sultana, Another flavor of this blissful raag-matrix, this time presented by the disciple of Acharya Chinmoy Lahiri. On the harmonium is Late Ust. Mehmood Dhoulpuri. Listen to her legendary vocal range in the early moments of short aalap at the beginning - simply awesome…
2013-05-19: Linked by @mohank - Mandolin Srinivas: marukelara, jayantasri, adi [Tyagaraja]
2013-05-19: Linked by @rajapundalik - Raag Yaman, Vidushi Malini Rajurkar, I keep returning to Yaman, an eternally pleasant raag-matrix, time-n-again as if gravitated. This time it is a lovely taraana, without any of the aggression generally associated with this form of compositions, sung by Malini-tai, a Gwalior Gharana veteran! Accompaniment credits unavailable but sounds like Dr. Arwind Thatte (Samvadini) & Subhash Kamat (Tabla). Enjoy…
2013-05-18: Linked by @mohank - M. M. Dandapani Desigar: akaramudala, hamsadhwani, adi
2013-05-18: Linked by @rajapundalik - Raag Shudh-Sarang, Manjiri Asnare-Kelkar, The young torch-bearer to Jaipur Gharana gayaki, hailed by many a noted veterans, has managed to blend pure essence & technique of Jaipur-tradition with a rare listener-friendly approach & aesthetics. Here she presents a less-heard ‘Sadarang’ composition set to slow-tempo Roopak (7-beat meter). Begin your day with this mid-morning melody make it very special…!
2013-05-17: Linked by @mohank - Sanjay Subrahmanyan: tyagaraja gurum ashraye, kedaram, tishra adi [M. D. Ramanathan]