Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Jotin Bhattacharya - Sarod - LP published in 1974 in India

Side 1:
Raga Marwa

Side 2:
Raga Sampurna Kanada

Jotin Bhattacharya

"Renowned Sarod player and direct disciple of Baba Allaudin Khan
Pt. Jotin Bhattacharya was born in Varanasi on 1st Jan, 1926. His quest for music and Philosophy lead him to seek two greatest teachers of all time in their respective fields, one being Dr. Radhakrishnan and the other being Ustaad Allaudin Khan (Mahiyar). After completing his Masters in Philosophy from BHU, his unquenched thirst for Indian Classical Music, ultimately lead him to Mahiyar. He spent almost 16 years learning from Baba.
The enormous treasure that he accumulated from Baba, was evident during all his public performances. There were series of concerts all over India and all music pundits and critics acknowledged that indeed the legacy of Baba has been truly preserved by this talented musician. His first album brought out by HMV in 1972 (more correct year: 1974) was one of the rarest gems in Indian Classical Music comprising of Raag Marwah and a self composed Raaga called “Sampurna Kanhara”.
He created more than 40 Ragas some of the popular ones listed here: Mouni, Sampurna Kanhra, Amarawati, Mateswari, Sardeswari, Mohini, Chandra Mouli, Lachmi, Biyogini ...
Panditji’s constant dedication towards his Master prompted him to write some memorable books which are greatly appreciated not only by music connoisseurs but also by musicologists all over the world. His first published book on his Guru “Ustaad Allaudin Khan and his Music”, was an authorized biography of Baba Allaudin Khan. This was followed by 2 books which were published in Bengali and Hindi named “Allaudin Khan O aamara” i.e “Allaudin Khan and Us”. These two books were also greatly appreciated by Music connoisseurs."


Mutha Klanger said...

a new name to me and a very welcome one from what I've heard so far of this LP. a stable-mate of Ustad Bahadur Khan and similarly under-recorded. almost seems to have a few extra low strings on his sarod during the alaap (a touch of sursringar-y business there, maybe?). lovely stuff. thanks Tawfiq

Anonymous said...

thanks for this one!

Anonymous said...

Thanks - also a new name to me.


Anonymous said...

The reason he is a new name outside of India and the 1950s-1970s is that all the best disciples of Baba Allauddin Khan were actively suppressed and forced to take vows that they would not perform and compete with Ravi Shankar, who demanded that he would be #1. From forcing his wife to vow not to perform, to preventing his son from completing talim, training, to suppressing Ali Akbar Khan, to forcing organizers not to invite his fellow disciples, Raviji suppressed anyone with better talents. In the end, Baba Allauddin Khan spat on Ravi Shankar's money and destruction of fellow talents that Baba had worked hard to create. Out of sentiment, sadness, and sadhana to peace, the other disciples backed off.... Talk to any real musician and you will learn the story behind the masks of 'the rockstar of Indian classical music.'

Aadil Moosa said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for a rare piece of music.

Shellac Vinyl Records said...

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Tawfiq said...

Sure it is working. The fault must be on your side. Try again.