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
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
Whenever I travel for work, I cannot NOT listen to GhazalJit Singh. While listening to one of the albums today, I wondered why some of the best albums of Jagjit Singh aren't present in most of the playlists (which normally start with 'Tumko dekha to ya khayal aaya' and stop at 'Hoshwalon ko khabar kya' … Continue reading In Search…Of Jagjit Singh
I got into Ghazals fairly soon thanks to the 'born old' head and a low tolerance towards most songs in the 1990s. At that time (and forever) Ghazals meant/will mean Jagjit Singh to me. Trying out a ghazal from anyone who is not Jagjit singh used to be a self declared 'Gunaah' for me. In … Continue reading Phir Bhi…Sudeep (1995)
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)
Grew up with you, sir. Be it the wait for a new album to be released Be it 'begging' for the poster of 'face to face' from the cassette shop (shiv electronics, bhootnath Lucknow). Be it your first ever concert I attended in Lucknow Be it the first ever album I got 'dubbed' (In Search) … Continue reading ‘New’ year?
What can one 'blog' about Mirza? Absolutely Nothing. Just wanted to register it here, that I thank God for his kindness that I was born in an era (with hearing, seeing and understanding faculties), when I was able to come across Ghalib sahab's work. How can I not mention Maalik (Gulzar) who made it possible … Continue reading Mirza Ghalib