Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay: Hameer - An Evening in Love

I would be curious to know how common it is that someone so monumentally busy still has time to keep their chops in check and remain a master player. Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay's resume reads like it was put together over the course of three lifetimes; chair of a major Indian university, head researcher, private instructor, businessman, and virtuoso performer. It is that final aspect to which we are initiated in this stunning sitar recording; "Hameer - An Evening in Love."

Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay is a rare performer and a true delight to all who love Indian classical music. He is a virtuoso in every respect, capable of playing the most complicated and fast passages with relative ease - but in this recording it is his subtle lines and delicate phrasing that makes it such a brilliant work. The recording quality itself is really nice too, which makes one really appreciate the tabla player employed for the session. All in all, I have enjoyed hearing this recording over and over.

The recording is available on Amazon.com here 
and his website ishttp://www.sanjoybandopadhyay.com/

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