Sunday, 7 May 2017

Ustad Rais Khan (25 November 1939 – 6 May 2017) passed away yesterday. May his soul rest in peace.

Ustad Rais Khan performing along with his son Farhan at the Tehzeeb festival in December 2010

We posted in September 2014 a cassette by the great Ustad, who had a very personal and beautiful style and a wonderful touch:

Our blogger friend on Flat, Black and Classical: Indian Classical Music on Vinyl and Cassette posted in July 2016 an LP published in 1980 in Germany:

On the artist see:


Rory said...

RIP Ustad Rais Khan, and thanks for those LPs of this great sitarist.

Anonymous said...

tawfiq, I so enjoy all the music you post. Much appreciated. I feel I have enough to spin for the rest of my days. I have - in terrible shape - a K7 I copied from an LP, featuring a jugalbandi between Brij Bushan Kabra and Rais Khan - one of the more intense jugalbandi I ever heard and am wondering if anyone has these old Odeon Jugalbandi from mid-60's to share. there were others with the at the time youngsters Shiv Kumar Sharma, etc.

Thank you again.

Tawfiq said...

Thank you. The LP by Rais Khan & Brij Bhushan Kabra - The Lover's Call has been recently republished on CD by Saregama for 175 Rs.