From The Audio CD
Artist: Ustad Sabir Khan
Catlogue No: CDNF 150227
Format: Audio CD
The rolling thunderous cadences of drumming are the most ancient, universally beloved joy of music known to man. In India alone, has drumming developed into a fine art form, a beautiful language of expressive syllables from the delicate to the explosive. A stupendous mathematical art of juggling kaleidoscopic patterns within the ring of the ‘tala’ cycle. HMV brings this superlative series as a tribute to a unique international art form.
Sabir Khan is a scion of one of the most respected lineages of tabla – the Farukkhabad lineage, established on the map of Indian music earlier by his venerated grandfather Ustad Masit Khan and then his celebrated father Ustad Keramatullah Khan. Sabir Khan’s individually rests primarily on a unique combination of power and clarity, especially in the right hand treble strokes. A gifted musician and music composer, the young maestro infuses a rare quality of harmony into the powerful cadences of his tabla playing.
The tabla grew with the development of ‘Khayal’ in vocal and ‘Kathak’ in dance, gradually overshadowing its precursor the traditional pakhawaj, which is co-eval with the esoteric Dhrupad system. This two part drum is comprised by the right hand tabla and the left hand ‘bayan’ or ‘dagga’.
The slimmer tabla with its tunable sharp lyrical sounds is the main orator with the base support provided by the sounds on the ‘bayan’. The sounds are lighter, sharper and allow for more lyrical expression.
1. Tabla Recital – Vilambit Teentaal (16 Beats)
2. Tabla Recital – Drut teentaal (16 Beats)
3. Tabla Recital – Asht Grahan Taal (8 ½ Beats)