This is the drutgat (fast movement) of a July 07 concert in Tepoztlan, Morelos (Central Mexico) from oru concert/workshop tour this summer with tabla virtuoso AbhijitBanerjee from Kolkata. This performance incorporates several themes in Raga Yaman set to teental (16 beats) and improvisation back and forth between tabla & sitar.
The complete performance of this raga will be available shortly in high quality audio.
Welcome friends to the Raga Jazz blog! My intention with this blog is to my first piece I wanted to share here is an excerpt from a guitar piece improvisation played on this super glangin Godin freltess guitar. This thing plays like butter! I tracked one take and then had a musical conversation on another take with the first one. I think it came out interesting. This improvisation is based on an North Indian afternoon raga called Sarang. Sarang is actually a family of afternoon ragas comprising a number of related ragas (traditional melodic forms). *Look for an upcoming post of my article 'What is Raga?'.
International performing artist Paul Livingstone has studied and played sitar for the past 30 years as a disciple of the late legend and icon of Indian arts Pt. Ravi Shankar, Pt. Rajeev Taranath and Prof. Amiya Dasgupta. Paul is also a composer, educator & activist in Los Angeles. He performs on sitar and unique fretless guitars of his own design and has submerged himself in musical traditions of all 6 continents. Paul has recorded with a diversity of world, jazz & popular artists including playing on two Grammy Award winning records with Ozomatli & Ricky Kej.
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