Guru Naman was recorded in Bangalore and was released in May 2007.
This two-CD classical album consists of a total of
Naman (CD 1) consists of five
- Raga Ahir Bhairav: Both the khayals here were composed by
Jagannathbuwa Purohit “Gunidas.” tero
jiyaa sukha paave is set to vilambit Ektaal and bega bega aao mandira to drt Ektaal.
- Raga Gunakali: The
compositions presented are due to Ramashreya Jha “Ramrang”
– sankaTa harana deva in
Jhaptaal and ajaba jogiraa in
- Raga Devgiri Bilawal: The
drt Teentaal composition, jhananana
baaje, is credited to Mahesh Narayan Saxena, whose colophon
“Premrang” is heard in the text.
- Raga Brindavani Sarang: The chestnut, sagari
umariyaa mori, composed by Faiyaz Khan “Prempiya” in drt Teentaal is offered.
- Raga Gopika Basant: Ramashreya Jha’s composition in Ektaal is
on offer here – jaya jaya jaga
Naman (CD 2) consists of four
- Raga Bihagda: The
compositions presented are: rasiyaa
mero in vilambit Ektaal by Ramashreya Jha “Ramrang” and sakhee mandaravaa in drt Ektaal by
Jagannathbuwa Purohit “Gunidas.”
Hamsadhwani: The compositions offered are: laayi re taana in vilambit Roopak and Ramrang’s jaya jaya Ganapati deva in drt
- Raga Hemant: Both
the compositions here are Ramrang’s: hamari sudha leeje set to a variation of Teentaal known as
Addha, and bairana bhayo in drt
Shivaranjani: Laxmanprasad Jaipurwale’s composition, sumirana kara Shiva naama, in drt
Ektaal is heard here.
on the harmonium is Vasant Kanakapur and on the tabla is Rajgopal Kallurkar. An
introduction to the artists can be viewed here.
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