PRICE:
$18.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
3-4 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Ajanma
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
GRAN 008CD GRAN 008CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/21/2018

2014 release. Hariprasad Chaurasia celebrated his 80th birthday this year; a good moment for Ajanma, this unique solo album by the world legend bansuri master form India. Chaurasia is an Indian virtuoso flautist in the Hindustani tradition, born 1 July 1938 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Ajanma takes a unique place in the discography of the North Indian flute legend. The recording was captured in a small sixteenth-century church in Rhoon, Netherlands in June 2014, which is well-known for the character and quality of its acoustics. This double CD is comprised of two solo improvisations accompanied by a tanpura and a short piece of flute without the usual tanpura drone. The deliberate omission of a percussion accompaniment allows Chaurasia to take his flute on an intimate journey, carrying the listener through the honesty, density of color, and lyrical architecture of the world of sound. Chaurasia's patience and the purity of his musical mind enable him to use his flute to illuminate the landscapes of the listener's imagination, making this recording a truly profound, intimate and meditative communication with the maestro.