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Sampradaya
Shiv Kumar Sharma
Sampradaya
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Sampradaya is the passing of tradition from master to disciple, from one generation to the next. As the undisputed master of the Indian santoor, Shiv Kumar Sharma has a lot to pass on to his youngest son, Rahul, who joins ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Shiv Kumar Sharma
Title: Sampradaya
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Real World
Original Release Date: 3/9/1999
Release Date: 3/9/1999
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Far East & Asia, Reggae, India & Pakistan, India
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724389561722, 0724389561753, 724389561753

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Sampradaya is the passing of tradition from master to disciple, from one generation to the next. As the undisputed master of the Indian santoor, Shiv Kumar Sharma has a lot to pass on to his youngest son, Rahul, who joins him on this recording. Rahul is equal to the task. The two santoors meld beautifully on the extended Hindustani raga "Janasammohini." The shimmering sound of the hammer dulcimers lends a relaxing quality as the Sharmas explore the dreamy, ethereal, serene alaap section of the raga. Tabla maestro Shafaat Ahmed Khan joins in on the second section, providing the rhythmic base on which the father and son weave increasingly complex and beautifully realized patterns. Building slowly and growing in intensity, the second and third parts of the raga feature inspired improvisation that glitters with lightning-fast interplay. --Jeff Grubb

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Beautiful and unusual Indian classical music
Clayton W. Hibbert | Seattle, WA, USA | 08/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have never before heard hammered dulcimers used in Indian music, but after hearing this disc, I'm not sure why -- it works so well. The music has a distinctly Indian feel despite the odd instrumentation, and carries with it an extraordinary, exotic sound. Beautiful."
Magnificent
chefdevergue | Spokane, WA United States | 04/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have to admit that I was a little doubtful when I purchased this CD. I have long admired the work of Shivkumar Sharma. His recording (with Zakir Hussain) of Rag Madhuvanti and Rag Misra Tilang (on the Nimbus label) remains one of my favorite CDs in my whole library, period. But I was afraid that the sound of two santoors would be too muddy. I underestimated the abilities of father and son to mesh fully on this extended composition. It is encouraging that the next generation shows such promise. This is truly wonderful music."
THIS IS GOOD MUSIC
Sachin | Baltimore, MD. | 05/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The combination of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and his son is phenomenol. This is nice mix of classical indian music played by a santoor. This is great music. His son is the next Shiv Kumar Sharma and that is proved in this album. This is a damn good album. A definite collector's item."