Thursday, 5 January 2017

The great Sitar player Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan (1927-2017) passed away on 4th of january 2017. May he rest in peace.

Another great musician passed away on the 4th of january 2017, one of whom I was particularly fond: Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan (1927-2017). 
Over the years we posted nine LPs and a set of two cassettes by him. See here. Here we post in his memory a cassette from 1989. 

In 2015 Meera Music in Mumbai published two CDs with archival recordings:

Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan (Sitar) – Sitar: Raga Abhogi (51:29), Raga Chakradhun (27:32), MEERA MUSIC, mm 121
Wonderful recording by the great Sitar master. Excellent live recordings from 1968. Unbelievably fluid Sitar performance. Outstanding.

Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan (Sitar) – Sitar: Raga Kedar (50:34), Raga Gorakh Kalyan (27:21), MEERA MUSIC, mm 120
Beautiful live recording by the great Sitar master. First published years ago by MUSICIAN'S GUILD.

As always, these CDs can be obtained from:


Hubert said...

Hi Tawfiq,

Sorry to learn about Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan. May he rest in peace!

You mention posting a cassette from 1989, but the link is missing. I love your blog; I check it almost every morning to see if you have posted new material (or any of the other blogs on your blog list). Could you please update the latest posting with a link to the download site?

Tawfiq said...

Sorry, by accident I published the post before it was completed. Now it is complete.

Anonymous said...

Sad news indeed! Through his recordings we will always remember him.

Rory said...

Bad times but great muscian. Thansk Tawfid for this hommage anf for your fantstic uploads.

boba said...

Just learned this sad news as I discovered him very recently...
You had said that you shared 9 of his lps before but on the blog search I only get three lps: Sitar Through Ages, Enchanting Sitar & Raga Marwa Raga Pahadi

In either way of your return, thanks in advance!

Tawfiq said...

Look on the right side under "Labels" and look ther for "Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan". There are there in total 12 entries. Confusing is that his name is written at times differently. As you can see there are listed 4 different spellings of his name.

boba said...

Yes, indeed there are different namings that make it confusing. Thanks for a very quick return man, appreciated!