Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
In Concert, Vol. 1: Live in Vancouver
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
An Excellent Performance by triple Maestros
A. Banerjee | Charlotte, NC USA | 08/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this CD via Amazon couple of months back and I listened to it so many numbers of times. It is just excellent. I never heard of raga Jayjayanti played so beautifully before. Some people may like to compare it the same raga performed by late Ustad Fayyaz Khan. It is equally enjoyable to both new and veteran Indian (northern) classical music listeners.
This CD has just only one raga (...) in great details in all parts like "alap", "jhor", "jhala", "madha-laya", and "drut". All three maestros have showed their awesome ability to play and create a magical melody before a charming crowd in Vancouver, Canada. Among three of them I liked Pandit Harprad Chaurasia (flute) the most. Through out the performance he dominated over the vocal performance by Pandit Jasraj. Chaurasia has shown a brilliant mix of melody and creativity. Jasraj was really good but some time lacking his ability by trying to imitate flute performance. But it was a heck of a performance by the dual with as expected tabla accompaniment by Ustad Zakir Hussain. His tabla was soft and bold with rich mix of melody and creativity.
A private label called Eternal Music published this CD. Never heard of them before but the quality of audio is very good especially if you listened it in a high-end system without any digital tweaking. The CD contains the original recording without any digital filtering or enhancements.
I will recommend this CD to every music lovers.