From The Audio CD
Artist: Pandit Kumar Bose
Catlogue No: CDNF 150228
Format: Audio CD
The rolling thunderous cadences of drumming are the most ancient, universally beloved joy of music known to man. In India alone, has drumming developed into a fine art form, a beautiful language of expressive syllables from the delicate to the explosive. A stupendous mathematical art of juggling kaleidoscopic patterns with the ring of the ‘tala’ cycle. HMV brings this superlative series as a tribute to a unique international art form.
Pandit Kumar Bose
Kumar Bose’s art of tabla playing combines the suave, almost arrogant confidence of the erudition of the Benares gharana with an immensely masculine virility laced with elegance as well as drama. He is one of those rarer instances of artists in whom the richness of knowledge and repertoire merges with that gift of feeling into the common man’s pulse which is the hallmark of mass popularity.
The tabla grew with the development of ‘Khayal’ in vocal music and ‘Kathak’ in dance, gradually overshadowing its precursor the traditional pakhawaj, which is co-eval with the esoteric Dhrupad system. This two part drum is comprised by the right hand tabla and the left hand ‘bayan’ or ‘dagga’. The slimmer tabla with its tunable sharp lyrical sounds is the main orator with the base support provided by the sounds on the ‘bayan’. The sounds are lighter, sharper and allow for more lyrical expression.
1. Tabla Recital – Teentaal Vilambit
2. Tabla Recital – Teentaal Drut
3. Tabla Recital – Roopaktaal
4. Tabla Recital – Laxmitaal (18 Beats) 5. Tabla Recital – Ektaal Drut