Parvez, Ustad Shahid - Kushal (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU FY 8102
"This live recording was made at a concert given in 2004 as part of Turin’s Gong festival and it’s certainly live that one can best appreciate the many nuanced art of Ustad Shahid Parvez, an instrumentalist of the very top drawer. The raga featured on Kushal is called Shyam Kalyan which according to its classification should be played at dusk. Ustad Shahid Parvez tackles it with the maturity of a great artist, showing an ability to inject each new performance with the sense of warmth, dignity and grace without which music means very little. Right from the opening notes the listener cannot help but be captivated and absorbed into the musician’s world, a realm of thrilling vibrations and exquisite timbres through which one is suddenly transported from an atmosphere of meditative calm to one of great animation and creative excitement. In the first part of the raga which steadily unfolds in a relatively slow, reflective tempo Ustad Shahid Parvez ‘s style is limpid and flowing, full of the subtle melodic contrasts and variations one expects from the best Indian classical music. The second half, in contrast, builds to a virtuosic crescendo, gradually shifting the initial slow tempo up to a powerful rhythmic frenzy. Ustad Shahid Parvez's consistently graceful playing is ably supported by the tabla of Sanka Chatterjee, the two artists engaging in a musical dialogue of dazzling complexity and fecundity."
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