photo Ira Landgarten
Raga-201: NIKHIL BANERJEE sitar MAHAPURUSH MISRA
Live-to-air broadcast, KPFA Berkeley, 1967
"My approach to music is very deep. I do
not compromise with anybody or anything else in the world. I do
not care. I want to really go beyond this materialistic world...not
for the sake of enjoyment, entertainment, no. A musician must
lift up the souls of the listeners, and take them towards Space.
I think when any musician is recording, he becomes self-conscious and he cannot give his best. But it is also true that we have lost many great musicians; now at least the next generation can get some sort of idea of their music from these recordings. I think that recording live concerts is a much better way." -- From the Interview with Nikhil Banerjee in the Purabi Kalyan (Raga-207) booklet.
gat in rupak tal (7 beats)
gat in fast tintal (16 beats) Total Time 50:36
Stereo ADD. UPC: 70448 20201 2 8. Also available on cassette as Raga-101. Booklet text and graphics reproduced here copyright ©, (P) 1988 by Raga Records, POB 635, New York NY 10014.