Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 11

From the first album that I ever heard and yes, got it dubbed because the original was too expensive. This was a cobalt recorded cassette. The album from which this emerges is an album worth its weight in Gold. The name is 'In search' and yes I will, am sure mention more ghazals from it at … Continue reading Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 11

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

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

Heard of Jagjit singh? Ghazal 3

 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

Heard of Jagjit Singh? Ghazal 2

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

Kitabon se kabhi guzro

It was 10 Sept 2006 I sat with Jagjit Singh to 'learn ghazal singing'. Bangalore. Pardon my silly writing, but going through some old stuff, found these 2 pages and wanted to share it with you. Happy birthday in advance, Jagjit Singh. And when you are done looking at the pics, listen to this

Humnasheen – Ghazals by Shreya Ghosal

Shreya Ghosal has teamed up with Deepak Pandit to give us a ghazal album Humnasheen. The album starts with Ye Aasman. With rich music arrangement (that remains so throughout the album), this ghazal is treated like a typical ghazal and that's a relief. The ghazal has just the right amount of 'thehraav' that you come … Continue reading Humnasheen – Ghazals by Shreya Ghosal

Jagjit Singh – The Master And His Magic (New album)

Last year on October 10, music lost Jagjit Singh. Sony has released this album to ensure some more ghazals reach out to us that were previously unheard by most of us. The album starts with Tu Ambar ki Aankh ka taara and Jagjit Singh announces something that is impossible to put in here. This track is … Continue reading Jagjit Singh – The Master And His Magic (New album)

GhazalJeet singh – Live in Bombay 16 September 2011

Yet another concert ticket! So we went to listen to Jagjit Singh (I went to be awestruck because he is GOD). Anyway, here is a ghazal by ghazal update of the evening. The signature 'alaaps' before all the ghazals were present so I will spare the reader those details. 1. The concert was kick started … Continue reading GhazalJeet singh – Live in Bombay 16 September 2011