Parvez, Ustad Shahid / Magnificent Melody
Album: Magnificent Melody   Collection:World
Artist:Parvez, Ustad Shahid   Added:Jul 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-12-11 Pull Date: 2006-02-12 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 12 Dec 18
Airplays: 1 2

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Album Review
Reviewed 2005-12-09
USTAD SHAHID PARVEZ – “Magnificent Melody”
Dunya, 2004

INDIA – North Indian classical; a complete raga plus a dhun (instrumental transposition of a song) from a nephew of the late great Vilayat Khan, joined by Anindo Chatterjee on tabla. I know it’s hard to give up a whole hour to a single track, but if you have that extra hour, Raga Darbari won’t disappoint. The rest of us will find plenty of satisfaction in track 2.

1. 58:32 – Well-known night raga: slow solo sitar, light but sharp, carefully builds the structure for 18 minutes. Then a series of stately themes emerge, gradually growing faster and more complex. By the 27-minute mark it’s pretty exciting; tabla comes in at about 29 minutes (right at the halfway mark). Marvelous interplay for another 20 minutes, then starts to build up to the big finale: tabla gets fast and furious in the last few minutes.

2. 10:13 – all the same basic steps as track 1, only compressed into 10 minutes: solo sitar for 2:30, very fine sitar/tabla interplay from then on. Gets faster & aggressive in final 2 minutes

[Fo] 12/9/05

Track Listing
1. Raga Darbari   2. Raga Shahana