Pt. Bhimsen Joshi is a versatile vocalist. He sings Khayals, Thumries Bhajans, Natya Geeta, Bhaav Geets and Film Songs with equal ease. In his performances he projects his parent Kirana Gharana by widening its precincts.
The tradition of Indian Literature has championed the concept of the Nav Rasas. The legendary artistes of music have been able to express these rasas through their music too. In this album we have presented Panditji rejoicing in the Rang of Two Rasas.
Thumri-Thumri is a semi classical genre of Hindustani music. Thumri deals with love attachment, happiness of union and pangs of separation. The mood of a Thumri is that of a Shringar Rasa. Shringar Rasa can culminate into Bhakti Rasa also if the love transcends human limits and becomes divine.
Bhajan-Bhajan has a spiritual foundation. It is a process of surrendering one’s ego before the God. The mood of a Bhajan is that of a Bhakti Rasa. It is an interaction of human feelings with the divine element.
1. Thumri: Jaaduu Bhareli (1963)
2. Thumri: Piya to Manat Naahi (1959)
3. Thumri: Jogia (1962) “Piya Milan ki Aas”
4. Kripa Sarovar (1985)
5. Sumati Sitaram (1985)
6. Hari Ka Bhed Na Payo (1991)
7. Thumri: Bhairavi (1991) “Jamuna Ke Teer”
8. Jo Bhaje hari Ko Sada (1961)