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 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
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
Towards the later part of his life, Jagjit singh was accused of not putting too much heart in his work, album wise. Insight, the album was definitely an aberration to that. It is mighty tough to suggest one track from this gem of an album. Still, it is Chaand se phool se , that remains my … Continue reading Heard of Jagjit singh? Ghazal 4
First came across this lovely gem in the album called Desires. It was a weston casette release and that was a big deal. Why? Weston never got much traction with much of the action and that is why, I picked this up in an impluse. Yes, I remember these things...kuch aur cheezon mein dhyaan laga leta … Continue reading Heard of Jagjit singh? Ghazal 3
Penned by Sudarshan Faakir, this was one of the earliest ghazals I came across from the man. It was 1993 I guess. I remember this being a part of a universal cassette titled 'Best of Jagjit singh'. There is a distinct character of everything that Jagjit singh performed which was penned by Sudarshan Faakir. The pain is too real, … Continue reading Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 2
I keep away from all music now, engaging only with the latest music albums for my B.B.C. review assignment. Just the other day, I was discussing a contract whose inception date was 8 February 2018 and I called out on the conference call - That is Jagjit singh's birthday. Since all parties were from India, … Continue reading Heard of Jagjit Singh?