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  • (World Fusion, Hindustani Classical, Indian Slide Guitar, Ethnic Jazz) Debashish Bhattacharya and friends (feat. John McLaughlin, Jerry Douglas, Bikram Ghosh, Tanmoy Bose ect.) - Beyond The Ragasphere - 2013, MP3, 320 kbps

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    Debashish Bhattacharya and friends / Beyond The Ragasphere
    Жанр: World Fusion, Hindustani Classical, Indian Slide Guitar, Ethnic Jazz
    Страна: India
    Год издания: 2013
    Аудиокодек: MP3
    Тип рипа: tracks
    Битрейт аудио: 320 kbps
    Продолжительность: 01:01:53
    Наличие сканов в содержимом раздачи: да (PDF)
    01 Kirwani One.5+8.Five (6:33)
    02 Reflections Remain (8:22)
    03 A Mystical Morning (16:08)
    04 Rasam Samba (Dance Of The Musical Spirits) (4:24)
    05 Khamaj Tarana (6:46)
    06 Indospaniola (5:29)
    07 JD2 Pillusion (7:04)
    08 Ode to Love (7:04)
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    Об исполнителе

    Kolkata, India’s Debashish Bhattacharya started learning Indian music from his parents before he learned the alphabet. In his childhood he mastered many Indian classical instrumental styles as well as vocal music from different musical teachers in Calcutta. He became a disciple and student of Brij Bhushan Khabra, the father of Indian classical guitar, for 10 years, and also trained under Ajoy Chakraborty, the eminent Indian vocalist. He has also studied with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
    As a performer, Debashish gave his first guitar recital at the age of four on the All India Radio, and in a public concert. In his twenties, he evolved a unique style of playing guitar, synthesizing selected features of various other instruments such as the Veena, Sitar, Sarod and Sarangi. He has given to the world a new schooling of Guitar…Kolkata Gharana.
    Debashish developed his innovative Hindustani slide guitars after years of research and experience. It consists of three self designed and patented guitars named as Chaturangui, Gandharvi and Anandi. Debashish plays these guitars while sitting cross legged, with the guitar held on the lap and played with a small steel bar, metal picks and a celluloid thumb pick.
    Debashish is one of the greatest slide guitarists of the world who has contributed to the guitar world a new standard and style of playing the guitar. Over more than 30 years he has cut a niche in the world of music.
    He has been featured in bill-board top 10, Song Line Magazine top 10, Central Asia and Asia pacific world music top 10, Amazon top 100 albums, National Geography and world’s who’s who enlisted artiste. 2009 Grammy Nominee, 2007 BBC Planet Award, 2005 Asiatic society Gold medal, 1984 President of India Gold Medal, worth mentioning.
    He has received numerous aficionados, his compositions, his music, and his philosophy of teaching has changed the life of many. His has also given to the world of music, the actual design of the instrument, and through his incredible talent and discipline, elevated the Hindustani slide guitar to be the highest evolution of slide guitar anywhere. To develop his playing, he has undergone decades of disciplined study of Indian vocal technique combined with his instrumental work. Debashish can sing perfectly in parallel with every blindingly fast melody he plays. Possessed of a very open musical mind, Debashish is eager and more than qualified to collaborate and truly blend with musicians from any other country.
    As a humble student of Indian Music (HIndustani) he has redefined Indian Classical Music on Slide Guitar. More than 3000 concerts all around the world, having trained over 1000 students, he has designed 19 guitars and out of his 15 albums, 3 have been internationally awarded. He has played with Ustad Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Jerry Douglas, Dereck Trucks and many other world renowned musicians. Back in India, he has played for Pandit Ravi Shankar. He has extensively performed and performing in many Indian music festivals.

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    Via his ever-thirsting passion for travel and touring, Debashish has jammed with a stellar line-up of international musicians. On this album he is joined by jazz guitarist John McLaughlin and Bluegrass Dobro legend Jerry Douglas. The Spanish guitarist Adam del Monte peppers his flamenco fire over several tracks, and Jeff Sipe, an American jazz-funk drummer, also joins Debashish on his kit. Tabla accompaniment is variously provided by two of Debashish's childhood friends, the eminent players Pandit Bickram Ghosh and Pandit Tanmoy Bose. Bass vamps are delivered by Mainak Nag Chowdhury, aka 'Bumpy', a friend and student of Debashish. Other collaborators include nylon-string guitarist Nishad Pandey, keys player Raja Raj Narayan and flautist Soumya Jyoti. The album also introduces the flawlessly fluid vocals of Debashish's teenage daughter, Anandi Bhattacharya, and features his younger brother Subhasis on percussion.
    Debashish Bhattacharya was born in 1963 in the pulsing city of Kolkata (Calcutta). From his earliest days he was thrust into a musical world, practicing with his talented family and experimenting on his first Hawaiian lap steel guitar from the age of three. Today he still operates out of Kolkata, tours internationally and has a heavy load of awards and accolades under his belt. He has released no fewer than five previous World Music Network albums and earned a Grammy award nomination in 2009 for his album Calcutta Chronicles.
    Beyond The Ragasphere also introduces Debashish's daughter Anandi on vocals. In the words of her father, Anandi is a 'born musician', who has long aspired to be a professional musician. While the Kolkata recordings for this album were taking place, she was actually in the midst of taking a run of important school exams. Ever the multitasker, the talented teen still found time to deliver faultless vocals on her father's album and complete the academic assessments. She appears on four tracks in total, including 'Khamaj Tarana', a traditional evening raga sung in an updated, and ferociously fast, contemporary style.
    With his cavalcade of thirteen talented musicians, Debashish explores the transformation of raga form in entirely new directions. Beyond The Ragasphere is an album not to be missed.


    Debashish Bhattacharya: Chaturangui, Anandi, Gandharvi
    John McLaughlin: guitar (appears courtesy of Mediastarz)
    Jerry Douglas: Beard Jerry Douglas guitar
    Adam del Monte: flamenco guitar
    Jeff Sipe: drums
    Anandi Bhattacharya: vocals
    Subhasis Bhattacharjee: tabla
    Bickram Ghosh: tabla, tambourine
    Tanmoy Bose: tabla, hand percussion
    Mainak Nag Chowdhury: bass guitar
    Nishad Pandey: guitar
    Soumyajyoti: flute
    Raja Narayan Dev: keyboard
    Пандит Дебашиш Бхаттачария (род. 12 января 1963 года) – индийский классический музыкант, играющий на 24-струнной слайд-гитаре. Бхаттачария родился в музыкальной семье в Калькутте. Дебютировал в возрасте четырех лет на центральной радиостанции Индии All India Radio. С девяти лет оставил родные пенаты, чтобы в течение десяти лет обучаться у пионера индийской слайд-гитары Бридж Бушан Кабра (Brij Bhushan Kabra). В возрасте двадцати лет был удостоен премии Президента Индии за победу в Национальном музыкальном конкурсе All India Radio. В 2009-ом Дебашиш Бхаттачария был номинирован на премию Грэмми в категории Best Traditional World Music Album за альбом «Calcutta Chronicles». Последний на сегодняшний день альбом «Beyond The Ragasphere» имеет в своей основе мультикультурную составляющую, он совмещает индийскую классическую традицию с фламенко, а также с европейским и американским джазом. Альбом посвящен Рабиндранату Тагору и духовному лидеру и философу Свами Вивекананде.
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