Ajoy Chakrabarty

Raga Malkauns/Raga Mishra Bhairavi

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Ajoy Chakrabarty is an amazing inventive vocalist with a unique style. He continuously produces fresh, brief, well-defined phrases, never lapsing into sequences of repeated gestures in order to "push" the music along. In the two khayals in raga Malkauns, he therefore achieves considerable depth of feeling as if the experience was absolutely spontaneous. There is a sonic lavishness of coincident harmonies between the two tambouras, harmonium, and voice at times in this raga that will sweep the listener away. Excellent understated tabla playing by Samar Saha.

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