"Hindustani Vocal" was recorded in Bangalore and
was released in May 2000 in California.
Vocal consists of five
Raga Todi - The first
offering is a traditional vilambit composition in ektAl (12
beats), mero mana yAda karo. It is followed by a druta teentAl
beats) cheez in praise of Goddess Saraswati, tanaka hero hamari ora.
This rAga is also referred to as Miyan-ki-Todi. (Audio clip)
Raga Charukeshi - Two
compositions are presented here. First, a madhyalaya teentAl bandish, kAhe
manA tu jaga bharmAyA, and it is followed by a striking
in druta ektAl, hamari tumari rAjana.
Raga Yaman - The Yaman
treatment opens via a madhyalaya teentAl traditional
composition, ko udAra, and is topped off by a sprightly druta
cheez, banvAri nA karo. (Audio
Raga Miyan Malhar -
Presented here is an exquisite bandish in druta ektAl, Ayi
badariyA. (Audio clip)
Vachana(in Kannada) - yanna
kAyavA, was written by Basavanna,
the great social reformer of the 12th century AD. Therein he beseeches
Lord Shiva to use his body as an instrument on which to play His cosmic
tune. (Audio clip)
Accompanying on the harmonium is Vasant Kanakapur and on the tabla is
Yavagal. An introduction to the artists can be viewed here.