Hari Prasad Chaurasia has taken the simple bamboo flute to heights of musical sophistication never seen before. From the stately alap to the lifting folk dhun his playing unravels a gamut of musical images that range from the enchantingly panoramic to the hauntingly melancholic.
Born in Allahabad Hari Prasad Chaurasia had his early musical training from Bhola Nath Bhatt of Varanasi. Later in Bombay he came under the spell of Annapurna Devi, daughter and disciple of the legendary Allaudin Khan of Maihar. Deep dedication to the values espoused by his mentor and years of rigorous riyaz (practice) have polished his innate talent to make him the unsurpassed master of his instrument.
Hari Prasad’s music whether it be the spatial structure of his alap or the precision of his rhythmic wit or the sheer virtuosity he displays in his blowing techniques and breath control is marked by a controlled aesthetic undercurrent that sets it in a class of its own.
A prolifically creative musician he has many original compositions to his credit which range from new ragas to film scores and even fusion with Jazz.
|1||Raga Brindabani Sarang||30:35|
|Alap and Jod at in Jhaptala and teentala|
|2||Raga Manjh Khammaj||14:50|
|Thumri in deepchandi tala|
|Alap Get in matta tala|
|1||Raga Deso Todi||14:45|
|Alap Gat in Teentala|
|Alap gat in ektala|
|Alap Gat in rupaktala and teentala|