This release is a welcome opportunity to hear the distinguished sitarist Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffar Khan in his prime. Throughout his established career he has been regarded as something of an individualist adding his own methods and techniques. His style has often been regarded as unsystematic, even erratic, yet none could deny his brilliance and artistry. In addition to this album being released to mark the 75th Birthday of Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffar Khan, Navras would also like to add its tribute to the memory of Shri Deben Bhattacharya who recorded this magnificent performance. As an ethnomusicologist and anthropologist he has travelled the world over producing some 20 films and 130 LPs and much of his work was carried out under the auspices of UNESCO. This recording was made in 1968 in Jaipur, whereby the intrepid ethnomusicologist had the benefit of just one microphone shared between two musicians at a performance in a Jaipur palace!
ABDUL HALIM JAFFER KHAN - sitar / tabla from Felmay Shop