Listening is believing! Experience the unmatched depth in the music of this CD. You will love Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, he is always awesome and fresh! Pandit Abhijit Banerjee and Pandit Parimal Chakraborty provided exemplary tabla support helping the music to reach the very high aesthetic peaks.
This CD ‘Joy & Peace’ presents carefully chosen sitar pieces rendered by Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay. These were played during his two distinguished concerts. One was his tribute performance to Dr. Johann Deisenhofer, Noble Laureate -1988, during Dr. Deisenhofer‘s 2005 India visit. The other one was presented in a music festival in Kolkata in 2006 arranged in the fond memory of Sanjoyjee’s Guru Pandit Radhika Mohan Maitra, the sarod legend.
Track 01: Raga Yaman: tabla support: Parimal Chakraborty. This is a very popular evening raga. This was composed by the legendary musician, writer, composer and craftsman Amir Khusro [12th Cenntury A.D.]. The raga follows the following ascending descending taking Tivra madhyam [m].. Ascending: N1 R G m D N S’ Descending: S’ N D P m G R S. In this raga Pandit bandopadhyay player alap, jod followed by an interesting slow gat set to Jhaptal of 10 beats. You will enjoy the flow of this highly creative rendering. Parimal Chakraborty provided adept tabla support.
Track 02: Shudh-Rishav Puriya Kalyan: This Puriya-Kalyan is an extremely rare type of Puriya-Kalyan belonging to Kalyan Thata that takes Shudh-Re. This is a mix of Yaman and Puriya. Ascending N1RGmDNS’ Descending: S’ N D m G R S. Puriya ang Nm-G | GmDGmG | m1D1N1SN1. The raga takes striking turns towards Yaman when it takes Shudh-Re. In this track you will listen to an interesting ‘Thaa -Duni ki gat’ set to Trital of 16 beats. Here the theka will go double the laya of the gat! Abhijit Banerjee gave an excellent tabla support.
Track 03: Anandi-Kalyan: Anandi-Kalyan isa very popular raga. Here you will listen to a fast gat with lively variations and tanas followed by jhala. Parimal Chakraborty gave a good tabla support. Ascending: SGMPDNP, GM P N S’ Descending: SD’NDP, GMDPR-S. This is an evening raga depicting joy.