Buddhadev Das Gupta

Nayak Ki Kanra

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A signature statement stamped with his trademark stylistic flourishes. "Raga Nayak Ki Kanra" itself steers a course from a gentle alap to a spirited jor, although the jor has an abrupt edit at its close. The second part of the raga is a series of gats (vocal or, in this case, instrumental compositions) with Anand Gopal Bandopadhyay on tabla. The cassette version (cassette-106) is different -- "Ahir Bhairav" replaces "Nayak Ki Kanra." The source of the sessions is a 1989 private recital in New York. The notes include an excellent interview with Buddhadev Das Gupta by Ira Landgarten.

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