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Raga Jhinjhoti
Buddhadev Das Gupta;Samar Saha
Raga Jhinjhoti
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Buddhadev Das Gupta learned from the venerable Radhika Mohan Maitra and is thought of as a 'musician s musician' for his depth of understanding, knowledge of rare ragas, complex and fascinating layakari (polyrhythmic impro...  more »

      
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All Artists: Buddhadev Das Gupta;Samar Saha
Title: Raga Jhinjhoti
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: India Archives
Release Date: 6/28/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Far East & Asia, Reggae, India & Pakistan, India
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731838100623, 731838100647

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Buddhadev Das Gupta learned from the venerable Radhika Mohan Maitra and is thought of as a 'musician s musician' for his depth of understanding, knowledge of rare ragas, complex and fascinating layakari (polyrhythmic improvisation), and the intricacy and mathematical virtuosity of his 'machine-gun' bursts of notes.
 

CD Reviews

One of the most outstanding of the IAM releases
06/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found this recording an outstanding one. The alap is very soulful as also in keeping with the raga framework. The sound production is immaculate (if not the best among all IAM sarod releases). What is really very interesting is the way the phrases are developed and elaborated in the alap. The Jod section is equally interesting and reflects brilliant artistic imagination in terms of both rhythmic and melodic synthesis.The vilambit gat set to teental is delineated in a slow and unhurried manner, perfectly balancing the gayaki and tantrakari aspects.The vilambit chapters cover the "peshkar ang" badhat, with rhythmic formations that are both intellectually challenging and aesthetically pleasing, as also, cystal clear bol tans at 8 times (aat gun) , 6 times (chhay gun) and 4 times(chou gun) the basic beat rounding up with smartly articulated tihais.This is followed by a brilliant Madhya laya composition by Buddhadev's grand guru Ustad Md. Amir Khan. Here we get a brilliant exposition of "toda-s",a hallmark of authentic sarod repertoire. Therafter the gat is increased to a tempo, wherein some rapidfire ekhara tans are executed and finally ends up with a crisp and clear jhala at an enjoyably high speed ( of course, this is not the indiscernable an cacophonically high speed wherin none of the four strokes are clearly audible).A must-buy for all classical music listeners of substance."
Thrilling!
Peter Hughes | 02/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, it's fast. No, the way the alap unfolds is not going to be to everyone's taste. But this recording is astonishing, brilliant, extraordinary. Pure energy from beginning to end."
Recording quality suspect?
Peter Hughes | 11/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I borrowed this recording from the library on the eve of a live performance here in Austin. This review is to note that there is a problem with the microphone(s) used for the recording. The sound seems to saturate repeatedly and produces a funny high-pitched wail like sound. I find this very annoying and distracting. This review is mainly to warn other buyers that this problem exists. 5 stars as far as the performance is concerned."