USTAD VILAYAT KHAN
THE BRILLIANCE OF SOUND
Condition : Used
Price : IDR 900.000
(bonus polyethylene inner & outer sleeves)
Label: His Master’s Voice – ECSD 2828, His Master’s Voice – ECSD. 2828
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Released: 21 Mar 1979
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Indian Classical, Hindustani
A1 Raga Ghara
B1 Shindi Bhairavi
B2 Punjabi Dhun
Ustad Villayat Khan was an artist of an epic callibre. He dedicated his whole life to search through the deepest crevice of music, yet his climb back up from such an unknown territory are often considered snobbish by those who didn’t have the guts to dive straight in. He never seek approvals from the connoisseurs, and he is rather unfriendly to fellow musicians who leaned towards popular music scene.His sheer snobbishness made him a wager, where he challenged his audiences with his delicate tonal architecture, the vast musical content that he contained, and his ever sophisticated manner in presenting the arts of music.
He rejected 3 major awards from the Indian government for his contribution in promoting Indian Classical music, he even went as far as calling it as an ‘insult’. This is the hidden sitar legend for Ustad Vilayat Khan did not merely play his sitar. He sang through it. It was this distinctive quality that made him, arguably, a finer player than his lifelong adversary — Ravi Shankar.
In this 1979 records, he paired up in a ‘jugalbandi’ (duet of the entwined twins in Sanskrit) with the young tabla renegade, Zakir Hussain. At present Zakir Hussain has become an Ustad himself and touring the earth performing with the best of musicians known in this planet. And Ustad Vilayat Khan, as he would wished,remain behind the curtains, where he can sing through his sitar, where nothing else matters.