Khan, Amjad Ali (Sarod)

Romancing The Rains - Ragas Miyan ki Malhar & Desh

Fateh Singh Gangani (pakhawaj), Rashid Mustafa (tabla) Live Concert, London 2002.

ID: NRCD 0216

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In this concert recording from 2002 we present sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan performing two ragas traditionally associated with the rainy season. First a full alaap in Raga Miyan Ki Malhar, followed by compositions in Raga Desh. The Miyan Ki Malhar includes a rarely performed tar paran section where Fateh Singh Gangani accompanies on pakhawaj. The Desh includes solos and accompaniment from both Fateh Singh Gangani and tabla player Rashid Mustafa.

Introduction (04:37), Miyan Ki Malhar - alaap (12:11), Miyan Ki Malhar - jor (03:54), Miyan Ki Malhar - tar paran (07:28), Miyan Ki Malhar - jhalla (04:43), Desh - alaap (01:52), Desh - madhyalaya rupak (15:36), Desh - drut ektaal (05:44), Desh - drut teentaal (07:37)
Duration:    63:50
The booklet for this album includes a full performance analysis by Dr. Neil Sorrell.

Amjad Ali Khan (* 1945), youngest son of Gwalior court musician Hafiz Ali Khan, was born into a musical family and has performed internationally since the 1960s. He was awarded India's second highest civilian honor, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2001.