Sampradaya

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

Released 01 February 1999

  1. Alap / Jorh / Jhalla
  2. Rupak Taal / Adha Taal
  3. Teen Taal

Liner notes

Raga Janasammohini – a tranquil evening raga of serene and liquid beauty. A newly composed piece from the virtuoso of the santoor (a trapezoid-shaped instrument of the hammered dulcimer family), an instrument rare in the Indian tradition. In the past three decades, Shiv Kumar Sharma has established a lineage of disciples including his son, Rahul, who is featured in this recording. Both father and son play the duet or ‘jugalbandi’, accompanied by Shafaat Ahmed Khan on tabla and Manorama Sharma on tanpura. Produced by John Leckie, the album was recorded at Real World Studios during the 1998 Real World Recording Week.

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Further Listening

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    Released 25 April 2005

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