Khan, Ustad Vilayat / Raga Marwa/Puriya/Sohini
Album: Raga Marwa/Puriya/Sohini   Collection:World
Artist:Khan, Ustad Vilayat   Added:Feb 2005
Label:India Archive Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-05-08 Pull Date: 2005-07-10 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 29 May 22 May 15
Airplays: 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 27, 2005: No Cover, No Minimum extended
Raga Marwa: Alap
4. May 14, 2005: The Dog and Pony Show
Raga Sohini: Drut Gat
2. May 21, 2005: the Dog and Pony Show
Raga Marwa: Alap
5. May 13, 2005: No Cover, No Minimum - Part I
Raga Sohini: Drut Gat
3. May 17, 2005: the Misc. Pony
Raga Puriya: Madhya Gat
6. Mar 23, 2005: Bigger than Bollywood
Raga Marwa: Alap

Album Review
Manoneet Singh
Reviewed 2005-04-25
Three superlative pieces peformed by sitar maestro Vilayat Khan who died last year after a path-breaking six decade long career in Hindustani classical music. The three ragas presented here progress melodically from low to high octaves and in tempo from slow to fast, and Khan's performance is masterful as you'd expect.

Track 1: Basic exploration of Raga marwa against the drone of a tanpura, haunting and rich in melody and timber

Track 2: Great tabla playing accompanies Khan's subtle and largely melodic treatment of the raga

**Track 3: Lyrical and pyrotechnic, Khan dazzles with powerful strokeplay and fretwork artistry

Track Listing
1. Raga Marwa: Alap   2. Raga Puriya: Madhya Gat
  3. Raga Sohini: Drut Gat