Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 10

I guess it was from the album milestone, and in true fashion of my ignorance, I was stuck on some other ghazal of this album for a very long time. Then, I discovered this one..Written by Qateel Shifai, the ghazal has a time stamp of late 1980s, with instrumentation on the milder side. A saxophone in … Continue reading Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 10

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Manikarnika Music review

You can listen to the music review here. What got cut out was my part on the song sung by Parsoon joshi. It is a terribly sung song, where the tune and Prasoon are going in such opposite directions, it will make you feel east and west are  next door neighbors, the same row of … Continue reading Manikarnika Music review

Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 9

Apart from the fact that the tune of this lovely ghazal sounds eerily similar to hum to yun apni zindagi se miley, this lovely little gem from Sudarshan faakir urges us all to stop and think. We all have so many new age pains, that we don't stop and think about pain and sufferring of others. What … Continue reading Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 9

Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 8

Sudarshan Faakir, like I mentioned earlier as well, has written some of the best ghazals for Jagjit Singh. So, I had this habit of not moving on to other ghazals in the album if I like one particular ghazal. Those were the days of exploring (and so much to expolore to), Jagjit singh ghazal wise. Passion is what … Continue reading Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 8

Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 7

Hasrat Mohani wrote this gem and it has been sung by so many people and counting. My favorite remains the one sung by Jagjit Singh in Kahkashan. Just hear the tamaam rendition by Jagjit singh and feel yourself floating in eternity...Gone too soon saheb, gone too soon. Rangeeniyon mein doob gaya...pairahan tamaam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw-lQnLco1o P.S. - I might use … Continue reading Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 7

Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 6

So this one was the opening ghazal in the album, that is rightly titled 'Rare gems' (HMV). Sounding a little like Mukesh, Jagjit singh sounds supremely in command singing somewhat simplistic but effective lyrics penned by Farooq Qaiser. The album opens with this ghazal and Jagjit singh ends his brief introduction to the album with … Continue reading Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 6

Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 5

Raat ko jaa baithtey hain, roz hum majnu ke pass, pehle annbann reh chuki hai, ab to yaarana rahe.. This wonderous ghazal, richly composed by Jagjit singh with an excellent rabaab and a mild mid eastern vibe, has been an old favorite. Penned by Riyaz Khairabadi, this was a part of Mirage, the album. H.M.V. made me buy … Continue reading Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 5