Tuesday, 26 June 2018

G. S. Sachdev (Gurbachan Singh Sachdev) (1935-2018) passed away - In his memory his second LP released in India in 1976


This morning I received the sad news that G.S. Sachdev has passed away from my dear blogger friend Richard at: Flat, Black and Classical: Indian Classical Music on Vinyl and Cassette. May he rest in peace.

Gurbachan Singh Sachdev was a well-known Indian performer of the Bansuri (Bamboo Flute). He was initially a protege of Vijay Raghav Rao, with whom he studied for twelve years intensively. He then continued his studies with Ravi Shankar and later with Ali Akbar Khan. He holds a degree in music from Gandharav Mandal University in Bombay. A big part of his life he spend in the US teaching, giving concerts and recording. I saw him twice in Amsterdam, I guess in the late 1990s or early 2000s. He seemed to be a very gentle and humble man. I only had a short talk with him. He had a very devote public in Holland. I remember that I was surprised that he was so well-known in Holland. Probably from previous concert tours.

See:
http://apnaorg.com/articles/baldeep-1/
https://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=672
https://gssachdev.wordpress.com/bio/






7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad news. Many thanks for a great post.

Rory said...

Thanks a lot for this LP Tawfiq, I've got few Sachdev's recordings, he was a great bansuri player.

Jack Salamone said...

The world has lost a kind person and a great musician.

Tawfiq said...
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roberth said...

thank u for all the great music. and the sad news about G.S, Sachdev
i saw him in 76 in boulder colorado and later in SF with zakir hussain.
the sky is sad as am i.
robert

Michael K said...

Thank you for this wonderful recording! I have fond memories of hearing G.S. Sachdev play in the SF Bay area, in the 80's and 90's I think. And to have Zakir playing tabla is a special bonus.

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