Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Yaman - Amir Khan




Yaman needs no introduction. Check out one of the most intense renditions of Yaman by none other than Ustad Amir Khan. It is astonishingly simple, but beautiful. I have a bias for Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, but this has the potential to be the most favorite Yaman of the unbiased.



1. Vilambit in Jhumra Tala (his favorite :)) (43'21)
2. Drut in Teentala (11'11)



Accompanied on the harmonium by Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh, and on the Tabla by Pandit Gobinda Bose.


Available here.

10 comments:

Karthik Rao Cavale said...

I too! Yaman Kalyan of Pt.Bhimsen Joshi was the first bit iof Hindustani Music I ever listened to, and I am besotted to it even now!

www.gypsynan.blogspot.com said...

this is a lovely blog - it always is so nice to see people pursuing a passion...

DD said...

@karthik: after long time! but check this one out, it is growing on me.

@gypsynan: thanks for dropping by!

SVR said...

Which Yaman piece of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi are you referencing? :) I'm unable to figure it out...

DD said...

http://www.musicindiaonline.com/p/x/.qXhk4SZ9t.As1NMvHdW/


this is the one.

NapmaN said...

hi man....how are you...all CoOl..

where are you living?..am finding one guy from al yaman to make me a favor with a football game..it´s hard know people from this country

my msn is teleto@hotmail.com

greets from Colombia!

SVR said...

@DD: this is beautiful! thanks!!

DD said...

@svr: you are welcome.

Anonymous said...

I must say, the comment from napman is one of the funniest I've seen in a while :P.

BTW, while AK pretty much has the definitive renditions of at least a dozen ragas, I feel the one raga where he has NO competition is Bageshree. The closest I've heard is Bismillah, and even that's not up there in darkness. (Just to make sure, I went back and listened to Kesarbai, Hirabai, BGAK, BJ, AAK, KG, NB, MHK, Rajab Ali, Kishori...)

Vishal said...

@Anonymous, while I agree that AK's Bageshree is fantastic, if I have to choose one rendition of his that has NO competition whatsoever, that has to be Marwa (Piya More Aanat Des/Guru Bina Gyan). I do not think I have ever heard a Marwa that touches this one. Check it out here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgehFAVdiYs
&
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL5lPGqDukc

And I agree with the generous consensus here. AK's Yaman Kalyan is to die for.